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ta ble of cont ents Building A Library

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Our Collectors

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An Opening Selection

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Bibles and Religion

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Americana

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Art, Illustrated and Children's Books Including Original Artwork and Plate Books

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History, Philosophy, Science and Economics

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Literature

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Travel

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Beautful Books for the Home

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Gift Suggestions

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Our Madison Avenue gallery in New York

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ounded over 30 years ago by David and Natalie Bauman, Bauman Rare Books offers an extraordinary selection of fine books and autographs ranging from the 15th through the 20th centuries. With a reputation for meticulous research, an exceptional inventory and an expert staff, we offer an extensive range of client services. We have built some of the finest collections in the country and we provide expert gift services to both individuals and corporations. Whatever your interests— milestones of American history and exploration, literary classics, landmarks in science and medicine, beloved children’s books—let us help you find something exceptional.

Please visit our New York or Las Vegas galleries or our main office in Philadelphia. Our expert staff will be happy to discuss your interests and answer your questions.


“A Bluepr in t

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H is O w n M ind ”

Book collecting has a long and respected history. Very

American at that point. In a letter to a friend, Jefferson

few things last a lifetime, but libraries can last generations.

wrote that he “spared no pains, opportunity, or expense”

Books have always been highly valued, and in past

on his collection.

centuries it was common for a gentleman to put together and pass down a library filled with the books and authors that were important in his time. It demonstrated his respect for the great men that came before him, as well as his recognition of the shared inheritance of knowledge and literature.

After the original Library of Congress was destroyed during the War of 1812, Jefferson sold his entire library to Congress because he wanted to make sure that the American government had access to the best books of the day. Almost two hundred years have passed, but Jefferson’s library is still a testament to that man and his distinctive

We can understand a great deal about people by the books

taste: his pride in America, his fascination with modern

on their shelves. Your personal library reflects more than

science, and his emphasis on the importance of preserving

just the history of the books themselves; it reflects who

knowledge. His library remains a reflection of his identity.

you are and what is important to you. Arguably the most famous of all American book collectors was Thomas Jefferson. His library and its organization have been called “a blueprint of his own mind.” A tireless book lover, Jefferson had built a library of 6700 volumes by 1815—easily the most significant library formed by an

What pieces of history will you preserve? Libraries are legacies. They are extensions of the people who build them that can continue to benefit posterity, just as Jefferson’s has. When someone walks into your personal library, what will it say about you?


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Photograph by Florence McCall.

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Pioneering cardiologist, Wyoming

“After I moved to Wyoming, I wanted to learn and understand about the land I now lived in. Thus, my

collecting rare books began as an attempt to understand how the American West was opened. I traveled to New York City and visited Bauman Rare Books to purchase some gifts for my family. I soon realized that I had been introduced to an unusual and fascinating universe. I was astonished that I could hold in my hands those books that communicated experiences, images, and, most importantly, ideas. Very knowledgeable people at Bauman’s provided invaluable guidance and showed me how to remain focused while acquiring a library of the earliest communications about the frontier. Soon these foundation acquisitions compelled me to expand my scope, in order to reflect a broader, more profound understanding of the late 18th century and its impact on the country. All of the narratives of key exploring expeditions, as well as the descriptions and illustrations of native peoples, flora and fauna, and the geography of the West made me realize that in order to truly understand the need for westward expansion I had to understand the philosophy of the founders of America. I’ve always been conscious of the quality, condition and scarcity of the books I collect. Today, my library — containing books that illustrate the nature of the American people and landscape, as well as the works that convey the philosophical approach to the creation and expansion of the United States — is a unique and important collection that is now in the process of becoming a resource for scholars.”


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“Ever since I saw my first travel book in Bauman’s

some ten years ago, I have never looked back. That book was Cook’s Voyages with an atlas, and something about those plates and narratives sent me back in time. Since then, my collection has grown with many of my rarest and finest volumes coming from Bauman’s. From Lewis and Clark to John Smith or Bois Penrose’s copy of DeBry’s Grand Voyages, there are many late nights that I am truly grateful for having had the access through Bauman’s to such great reading.”

Real estate developer, Baltimore, Maryland


Photograph by Cesar Rubio.

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Library in Pebble Beach, California.

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“Over ten years ago, we began working on a private library overlooking one of the

most beautiful views in the world in Pebble Beach, California. The rare book collection is as eclectic as the owner’s interests, encompassing everything from Cook’s Voyages to Franklin on electricity to Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince. Revisiting the library for this photo shoot, more than a decade after we installed the first books, it was wonderful to see how the room had evolved over the years. For many of our collectors, the library really is a very personal room, one that reflects their passions—their personal interests and experiences and those of their family.” —David Bauman


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A n O pening S elec t ion: M a n y F rom F ine C ollec t ions

(Pictured here: 12 volumes of the complete 24-volume set.)

joseph conr a d Stunning Set Of Conrad’s Works, Signed By Him 1. CONRAD, Joseph. The Works. WITH: JEAN-AUBRY, G. Life and Letters. Garden City, 1920-28. Together, twenty-four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco gilt.  $16,000. Signed limited “Sun-Dial Edition” of Conrad’s works, number 10 of 735 sets, including the two-volume Life and Letters, signed in the first volume by Conrad, splendidly bound by Stikeman in elaborately full morocco-gilt. “Conrad’s work at its best achieved a synthesis of theme, treatment and language of a kind without precedent in English literature… To a degree beyond the ordinary, he owed his fame to the good fortune of a remarkable life-story which enabled him to use as material for fiction many strange and picturesque experiences” (DNB). With photographic frontispiece portraits of Conrad in Almayer’s Folly and each of the volumes of Life and Letters. Bookplates. A gorgeous set in fine condition. For more stunning sets, see our Fine Sets section, starting on page 156.


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ja ne loudon Beautiful First Edition Collection Of All Jane Loudon’s Flower Books, With Over 262 Vibrantly Hand-Colored Plates 2. LOUDON, Jane. Ladies’ Flower-Garden. WITH: British Wild Flowers. London, 1840-47. Together, five volumes. Quarto, late 19th-century three-quarter green morocco gilt. $22,000. First edition set of all four volumes of Ladies’ Flower Garden, with second edition of British Wild Flowers, exquisite flower books by 19th-century British horticultural expert Jane Loudon, with 262 vibrantly hand-colored lithographic plates depicting plants and flowers, beautifully bound by Morrell. An exceptional set in fine condition. Jane Loudon was one of the major designers of garden landscapes in the 19th century and a prominent compiler of popular flower books. Her artistic groupings of like flowers, considered unusual for the times, were immediately accepted among gardeners throughout England. First published in 1846, British Wild Flowers, together with her earlier Ladies’ Flower-Garden, a series of books begun in 1840, were sought after and “much prized for their attractive illustrations” (Magnificent Botanical Books, 237). The splendid flower plates in her books were produced by the famous lithographic press of William Day & Son, frequently referred to as “Day and Haghe,” because of the exceptional work of Belgian draughtsman and watercolorist Louis Haghe. The volumes of Ladies’ Flower-Garden included in this set are Ornamental Annuals, Bulbous Plants, and Perennials (bound in two volumes). The four volumes of Ladies’ Flower-Garden are all first editions; British Wild Flowers is a second edition, published one year after the first edition. Sitwell, 115. Nissen 1234, 1235. Great Flower Books, 66; Magnificent Botanical Books, 237. Scattered marginal pencil annotations. Pencil owner signature. A beautiful and most desirable set in very fine condition.


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robert louis stev enson “Pieces Of Eight! Pieces Of Eight!”: Rare First Issue Of Stevenson’s Treasure Island 3. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London, 1883. Small octavo, original red cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box. $20,000. First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s swashbuckling yarn of piracy, mutiny and courage, “the finest tale of maritime adventure that has been told since Defoe” (Prideaux, 28). “Inspired by a detailed map of an island that Stevenson and his stepson drew one rainy day, with hidden treasure and cryptic instructions reverently included… Treasure Island is best enjoyed as its author intended, simply as a good tale well told” (Silvey, 631). The serial publication in Young Folks (running through January 1882) was not especially well-received, but on its appearance in book form the following year in an edition of only 2000 copies, the story was hailed as the best tale of adventure in print. “The force of invention and vividness of narrative appealed to every reader” (DNB). “Here were adventure, suspense, drama, all set down by the hand of a recognizable genius” (Meigs et al., 238). First issue, with all the following points: “Dead Man’s Chest” not capitalized on pages 2 and 7; “rain” for “vain” on last line of page 40; “a” lacking on page 63, line 6; the “7” in the pagination of page 127 absent; period dropped from page 178, line 20 (after “opportunity”); “worse” for ‘worst’ on page 197, line 3; frontispiece map in three colors. With eight-page publisher’s catalogue dated 5R-1083 at the end, and with this title listed incorrectly as having 304 pages. Issued in various colors of cloth, no priority. Beinecke 240. Prideaux 11. Gerstley Collection 22. Osborne, 1030. Gumuchian 5443. Pierpoint Morgan, Children’s Literature 241. Armorial bookplate. Inscribed on the half-title: “Godfrey Locker, From A. Lang,” possibly Andrew Lang, scholar, author and friend of Stevenson who said of Treasure Island, “This is the kind of stuff a fellow wants. I don’t know, except Tom Sawyer and the Odyssey, that I ever liked a romance so well” (quoted by Balfour). Interior generally quite clean with only a bit of occasional scattered light foxing and soiling to interior, minor closed crease to frontispiece, minor rub to front inner paper hinge. Original cloth in near-fine condition with slightest wear to spine extremities and light fading to spine, somewhat dulling the gilt lettering. Near-fine condition. Rare.


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lew is ca rroll “A Book… Which Will Belong To All The Generations… Until The Language Becomes Obsolete”: The Appleton Alice— The First American And Earliest Obtainable Edition Of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland 4. CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York, 1866. Octavo, original red cloth gilt recased, custom clamshell box. $27,000. Rare first American edition—virtually the earliest obtainable edition—of the book that forever changed the face of children’s literature, preceding the first published London edition, in the original pictorial cloth-gilt. Carroll’s classic romp through the realm of rarefied nonsense “is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete’” (Carpenter & Prichard, 102). Like its plot, the book’s early publication history could aptly be characterized as having grown “curioser and curioser” at each turn. “The Clarendon Press, Oxford, printed two thousand copies of what has come to be known as the first edition of the book. On May 24, 1865 Carroll wrote to his publisher… requesting 50 copies to give to friends. On 19 July, however, he heard from John Tenniel, his illustrator, that he was ‘dissatisfied with the printing of the pictures.’ On August 2, Carroll finally decided on the re-print of Alice, and he immediately set about recalling all the copies that he had sent out earlier, promising replacements as soon as the new printing was available. The remainder of the original books were sold to Appleton, the New York publisher, and they would appear, with a new title-page, as the first American edition.” Only about 20 copies with the original London title page exist, making it virtually unobtainable (Cohen, 113-114). This American issue consisted of only 1000 copies. Appleton’s cancel title page appeared in two states; this copy has the title page in variant state a, with “b” in “by” above and slightly to the right of the “T” in “Tenniel,” no priority established (Lewis Carroll at Texas 2). Preliminary leaves in variant state a, with “Alice! A childish…” on leaf [b1r] and “rabbit hole” hyphenated in the table of contents (leaf [b2r]), no priority established (Lindseth, 31). Williams & Madan 44. Muir, 139. See PMM 354. Occasional scattered light foxing to interior, some finger marks, light marginal dampstaining. Expert restoration to original cloth, endpapers renewed. An extremely good and attractive copy.


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“The Original Draft Of The Emancipation Proclamation Is Herewith Enclosed”: Spectacular And Very Rare 1863 First Lithographic Facsimile Of Lincoln’s Hand-Written Emancipation Proclamation, The Original Of Which Was Destroyed In The Great Chicago Fire. One Of A Very Few Of Extant Copies, Very Handsomely Framed 5. LINCOLN, Abraham. Facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation. Chicago, 1863. Large tinted lithographic facsimile (image measures 23 by 29 inches), framed. $14,500. Extremely scarce large original tinted lithographic facsimile of Lincoln’s hand-written final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first facsimile to be issued, with Lincoln’s note of transmittal and portrait of Lincoln. Produced from the original manuscript, which was donated by Lincoln to the 1863 Chicago Fair in support of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The original brought $3,000 at the Fair’s benefit auction and was then sold to friends of Lincoln “at a greatly advanced price” and placed in the Chicago Historical Society. It was later destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871. Recorded copies of this facsimile number in the single digits. A spectacular piece, very handsomely framed. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln reportedly paused before signing the final Emancipation Proclamation, saying, “I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper.” It declared that “all persons held as slaves… are and henceforward shall be free.” The Emancipation Proclamation is “one of the strangest and most important state papers ever issued by an American President… It was a statement of intent rather than a valid statute, and it was of doubtful legality… But in the end it changed the whole character of the war and, more than any other single thing, doomed the Confederacy to

defeat” (Ketchum & Catton, 252). On September 22nd of the previous year, Lincoln had issued a preliminary draft of the Proclamation, appearing as General Order #139. The following month, one of the founders of the Northwestern Branch of the Sanitary Commission, Mary A. Livermore (who was a member of the planning committee for a great Chicago Fair in October to benefit the Soldiers’ Home) wrote the president requesting in particular the original draft of the Proclamation for a benefit auction. Lincoln graciously complied, admitting that “I had some desire to retain the paper; but if it shall contribute to the relief or comfort of the soldiers, that will be better.” This scarce facsimile of Lincoln’s hand-written final version of the Emancipation Proclamation is the first facsimile to appear. It includes Lincoln’s note of transmittal and a portrait based on the photograph taken by Wenderoth & Taylor of Philadelphia (not in Mellon). Whereas this copy has a fine lithographic portrait of Lincoln, another issue of this broadside (Eberstadt 34) bears the actual Wenderoth & Taylor photograph, no precedence established. Eberstadt 35. See Holzer & Shenk, 104-11. Impression crisp and clear, only a few faint spots of foxing, minor expert paper repairs to a few marginal tears and short splits along foldlines. A nearly fine piece, very handsomely framed in period-style walnut gilt.

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m a rio puzo /joseph heller “When’s The Next Horse Racing Game…”: Extraordinary Presentation /Association Copy Of The Godfather, Warmly Inscribed By Mario Puzo To Joseph Heller 6. PUZO, Mario. The Godfather. New York, 1969. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $9000. First edition of Puzo’s Cosa Nostra classic, an exceptional presentation/association copy wonderfully inscribed by Puzo to his lifelong friend Joseph Heller and his wife, “For Joe and Shirley, When’s the next horse racing game (with Italian Rights Stakes?) Mario.” At Puzo’s death in 1999, Heller recalled that his friend was unchanged by the success of The Godfather, except for one thing—“He was always a gambler, and he gambled for higher stakes.” This extraordinary presentation/association first edition of Puzo’s The Godfather, inscribed by Puzo to Joseph Heller and first wife Shirley Held, speaks to their 30-year friendship that ended only with Puzo’s death in 1999. Puzo and Heller were at the center of a close circle of friends that included Mel Brooks, “Speed” Vogel and writer George Mandel, Heller’s boyhood friend. Vogel would recall that it was Puzo who first used the word paralyzed for Heller’s 1981 illness. “Mario had called George Mandel to say he’d heard that Joe was paralyzed. ‘No, Mario, you heard it wrong. I’ve already been to see him and he’s not that bad,’ George assured him. ‘He’s got something called Guillain-Barré.’ ‘My God,’ Mario blurted out. ‘That’s terrible!’ A surprised George murmured, ‘Hey, Mario, you know about Guillain-Barré?’ ‘No, I never heard about it,’ Mario replied, ‘But when they name any disease after two guys, it’s got to be terrible!’” (No Laughing Matter, 38-9). Puzo wrote The Godfather to better support his family after authoring two modestly performing books. The novel not only “outsold every other novel of the 1970s” but also “found favor with most critics” (ANB). Text generally fresh with only several small closed margin tears (53-57), slight soiling, edge-wear to extremely good book. Near-fine dust jacket exceptionally nice, with only light wear and one small closed tear to foot of spine.


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the godfather “Be With Me On The Next Soot [Sic]”: A Great American Film Rarity, The Godfather Screenplay, Warmly Inscribed By Marlon Brando To The Film’s Set Dresser 7. (BRANDO, Marlon) PUZO, Mario and COPPOLA, Francis Ford. The Godfather. Screenplay. Second Draft: March 1, 1971. New York, March 1, 1971. Quarto, original gilt-lettered black leatherette wrappers, 173 numbered leaves (measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches) with typescript on recto only, bound with brads as issued. $40,000. Original exceptionally scarce Second Draft of Puzo and Coppola’s screenplay for The Godfather (1971), dated March 1, 1971, boldly inscribed to the film’s set dresser by Marlon Brando, “To Willie, Be with me on the next soot [sic], Marlon Brando [name underlined],” in fragile original wrappers. Legendary actor Marlon Brando, whose performance in The Godfather (1972) earned him his second and final Oscar, was not the studio’s first choice. “But Coppola fought hard for him, and finally the executives agreed,” with conditions that included a screen test. Coppola kept this news from Brando when he visited the actor one day, armed with a few props and a camera, saying he only wanted some footage. Brando’s transformation into Corleon astounded both Coppola and the studio, which quickly agreed with Coppola’s choice. Subsequently “in mid-March 1971, Coppola gathered his actors at an Italian restaurant… Brando broke the ice by toasting the group with a glass of wine” (Vanity Fair). This rare early draft of Puzo and Coppola’s screenplay contains a stated “Second Draft” and date of “March 1, 1971” on the title page—the same month as that groundbreaking meeting. Brando warmly inscribed this copy to William Canfield II (“Willie”), who was movie’s Set Dresser. Canfield’s skill at preparing the shooting set with everything from a crystal wineglass to the bloody severed head of a prize racehorse, as in scene 7B (31), would have been greatly appreciated by Brando, an actor famed for his attention to detail. This “Second Draft “of The Godfather screenplay is especially scarce in that it was not used past the first day of shooting, when it was succeeded by a “Third Draft” dated March 28, 1971. Front wrapper with gilt-lettered “The Godfather” (centered) and the imprint of “studio duplicating service, inc.” (lower corner). With inked “31” in upper corner of title page. Text fresh with only tiny bit of dampstaining to title page not affecting text or inscription, slight wear to fragile original leatherette wrappers. An exceedingly rare and most desirable signed near-fine copy.


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robert brow ning Limited Edition Of The Poems Of Robert Browning, In Stunning Riviere Cosway Binding, Signed By Artist C.B. Currie And Cosway Inventor J.H. Stonehouse 8. BROWNING, Robert. A Selection from the Works. London, 1865. Square octavo, early 20th-century full Cosway blue morocco gilt, original miniature of Robert Browning set in front cover within circular frame, custom cloth slipcase. $17,500. Limited edition of Robert Browning’s selected poetry in an exquisite Cosway signed binding, with a beautiful miniature painting of Robert Browning executed on ivory by Miss Currie, number 810 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J.H. Stonehouse, signed on the limitation page by both Currie and Stonehouse, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. Robert Browning was the best loved of Victorian poets and many of his works—including the selections made here as part of Moxon’s Miniature Poets series—are still considered to be classics. Cosway bindings (named for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were commissioned in the early 1900s by J.H. Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Sotheran & Company, from the famous Rivière bindery, who employed Miss C.B. Currie to faithfully imitate Cosway’s detailed water-color style of portraiture. These delicate miniature paintings, often on ivory, were set in the covers or doublures of richly-tooled bindings and protected by thin panes of glass. This superb specimen of the fascinating art of Cosway binding was executed by Miss Currie herself. Painted on ivory, it shows Robert Browning and is inset into the front cover. The binding is the 810th invented by Stonehouse for Riviere. This copy is signed on a limitation page by both Currie and Stonehouse. Armorial bookplate of Albert Henry Wiggin, the chairman of Chase National Bank and a prominent art and book collector who donated several thousand pieces to the Boston Public Library. Slightest wear to bottom of front joint. An exceptionally beautiful copy in fine condition.

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gener a l george s . pat ton , jr . “Utter Bull”: Exceedingly Rare Association Copy Of British General Fuller’s Foundations Of The Science Of War, 1928, The Personal Copy Of General George S. Patton, Jr., Thrice Signed By Him, With His Extensive Marginalia Throughout 9. (PATTON, George S.) FULLER, J.F.C. The Foundations of the Science of War. London, 1926. Octavo, original brown cloth (cloth spine lacking), custom clamshell box.  $15,000. First edition of British General Fuller’s influential post-WWI strategical analysis on the impact of technology and the role of the individual soldier in warfare, this exceptionally rare association copy with the extensive marginalia and often explosive insights of General George S. Patton, Jr., together with his bold signature across the front board, his dated inscription of “G.S. Patton Jr. May 23, ‘29” and his signature after a line of marginalia stating that “‘his plan’ is made evident in his force so we destroy his force: G.S.P. Jr.” (110). From the library of Patton’s grandson. This rare association copy of The Foundations of the Science of War by British military strategist General John F. C. Fuller was the personal copy of General George S. Patton, Jr. and is thrice signed by him. In addition Patton has made extensive penciled underlinings and marks of emphasis on nearly 60 pages, together with additional penciled and inked marginalia on over 30 pages. In Fuller’s chapter on “The Object of War,” for example, Patton writes “If we are caught” and follows with an arrow indicating its place in Fuller’s statement “By obeying we utilize, and are rewarded; by disobeying [if we are caught] we waste, and are punished” (64). In Chapter VII, Patton responds to Fuller’s ideas on command by writing “Staff command fatal to decisive victory” (128), and then responds to Fuller’s insights with a note “The reason it takes time to make [twice-underlined] soldiers” (132). On the next page he comments “retreat forward” (133), and later writes “hence communism not now possible” next to Fuller’s ideas about “group-spirit” (139). In the next chapter Patton writes that “No mention is made of supply elements which will be extensive and vital” following a section on the technological army’s ability to move and extend (168). Subsequent margin notes include “all due to limited fronts” (171), “all based on the incomplete mention that ‘D’ sits still” (173), an explosive note of “Bull” twice underlined (173), another underlined “Bull” (181), and the objection “Utter Bull” (191). With half title, advertisement page at rear. From the library of Robert Patton, grandson of General George S. Patton, Jr. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, mild toning of glue residue to pastedowns; some edge-wear to spine with cloth spine lacking. Custom boxed.


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"One Of The Great Seminal Papers In American Political History": Exceedingly Rare Broadside Published Within Days Of Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, 1801 10. JEFFERSON, Thomas. The Inaugural Speech of Thomas Jefferson. Washington-City. March 4th, 1801. Salem, Massachusetts, March 14, 1801. Broadside, single folio leaf of laid paper (12 by 19 inches), printed in three columns on the recto, untrimmed.  $32,000. Exceedingly rare broadside of "one of the immortal inaugural speeches," Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, a ringing reaffirmation of American political and philosophical principles, an exceptional printing, one of the very first broadsides published (one of the first four), issued by the editor of the Salem Register, an ardent Jeffersonian and fierce anti-Federalist. Following the divisive election of 1800-which Jefferson deemed "as real a revolution in the principles of our government as that of 1776 was in its form" (Smith III:298)-the new president needed, in his first official address, to strike a tone both conciliatory and authoritative. On March 4, 1801, shortly before noon, Jefferson began walking to the Capitol. "He shunned the splendor of Washington's and Adams' inaugural parades in ceremonial carriages... The first president to be inaugurated in the capital city he had made his brainchild... Jefferson hiked up Capitol Hill, where he had insisted the Capitol be built on higher ground than the President's House to symbolize the preeminence of the people... Arriving at the unfinished Capitol, Jefferson strode confidently between ranks of Alexandria riflemen who presented arms as he entered the only finished room, the Senate Chamber" (Randall, 548). "When he spoke his voice carried to only the first few rows of the crowded Chamber; most of those who strained to hear his address had to read it in the Washington papers the next day... [And yet] his address, one of the great seminal papers in American political history, was to have an almost biblical impact" (Brodie, 336). Filled with memorable and moving languageincluding the coining of the phrase "entangling alliances" (Ellis, Founding Brothers, 128)-Jefferson's First Inaugural remains best known for this statement of American ideals: "But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans: we are all federalists.

If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." "One of the immortal inaugural speeches" (Randall). Jefferson's speech was "the first inaugural address to take its place among the great such addresses in American history. After 200 years it still remains high among them.... When satisfied with the text of his address, Jefferson made a copy from which to read at the inauguration ceremony. That manuscript contained numerous abbreviations, enabling him to fit the text on two sheets of paper, written on both sides. Early in the morning on inauguration day, the presidentelect gave a fully transcribed text of his speech to newspaper editor Samuel Harrison Smith for publication in the Washington National Intelligencer." Although the priority of broadside printings-which were considerably less common than newspaper printings-is not fully determined, this March 14 broadside precedes printings on silk and is possibly one of the first four broadsides issued: preceded by a Washington, D.C. broadside, a New York broadside published Monday March 9, and issued the same week as Mathew Carey's Philadelphia broadside, which was advertised on March 12, and the Aurora on March 14, the same day this Salem broadside was published (Cunningham, Inaugural Addresses, 1-20). Shaw & Shoemaker 726. See Shaw & Shoemaker 717. OCLC lists only two copies. Text fresh and clean, only a bit of faint dampstaining, a few tiny pinholes at foldlines. An exceptional untrimmed example of this very rare and important document.

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ja mes fenimore cooper “Retreat, Under The Circumstances, Would Not Be Safe, For It Must Have Been Made Under The Muzzle Of The Rifles”: Superb Autograph Edition Of Cooper’s Novels, One Of Only 63 Sets, With Fine Manuscript Leaf 11. COOPER, James Fenimore. Works. Author’s Autograph Edition. New York, 1895-1900. Thirty-three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full onlaid brown morocco gilt.  $38,000. Autograph Edition of Cooper’s novels, one of only 63 copies, with manuscript page (bound into The Spy) entirely in Cooper’s hand and with his corrections and changes, stunningly bound in full inlaid morocco-gilt. Each of the 63 sets issued in this important limited edition includes a manuscript page mounted and bound into the first volume. The manuscript leaf included in this set is from Cooper’s Oak Openings; or The Bee Hunter, published in 1848. This historical romance, set in the Michigan wilderness, is played out against the dramatic background of the War of 1812. The manuscript is a 700-word excerpt from Chapter Eight. Cooper did not begin his literary career until the age of 30 when his wife challenged his claim that he could produce a better novel than the English novel he had been reading to her. Cooper’s “worldwide fame attests his power of invention, for his novels have been popular principally for their variety of dramatic incidents, vivid depiction of romantic scenes and situations, and adventurous plots” (Hart, 165). With hand-colored frontispiece in each volume and numerous other engraved illustrations. Faint dampstaining to top edge of text in The Spy only. A magnificent set in fine condition.


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m a rk t wa in “To Cross The Shadow Of The King’s House Is Tabu”: Beautiful Edition Of Twain’s Writings, One Of Only 90 Sets Produced, With Manuscript Material Entirely In Twain’s Hand 12. TWAIN, Mark. The Writings. New York and London, 1929. Thirty-seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter mottled morocco gilt. $38,500. Rare, illustrated “Memorial Edition,” number 63 of only 90 sets, signed on the limitation page by the publisher and with a manuscript leaf in Twain’s hand on Hawaii and Hawaiian religion, beautifully bound. The manuscript leaf, tipped to a blank leaf at front of Volume I (Innocents Abroad), is most probably from his notes or journals on his visit to Hawaii recorded in Roughing It. It reads: “… the church, as well as to royalty; for the tabus were invented by the church, in them lie the church’s power and strength, and when they are weakened, the church is weakened. To cross the shadow of the king’s house is tabu; and the day that any cross it and live, is an evil day for this land. “These boats have earned death”—he paused, then added musingly, and scarcely audibly—“and the boy, at least, shall have it—but not now.” Kileanea, still busy…” This splendid set includes Twain’s works, supplemented by a four-volume biography, two volumes of letters, and Twain’s autobiography in the last two volumes. Signed by the publisher on the limitation page. With numerous full-page tissue-guarded illustrations. Fine condition.


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thom a s pa ine Exceptionally Rare And Significant 1776 Philadelphia Bradford Printing Of Paine’s Common Sense, A Remarkable Uncut Copy: “The Declaration Of Independence Of July 4, 1776, Was Due More To Paine’s Common Sense Than To Any One Other Single Piece Of Writing” 13. PAINE, Thomas. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America… A New Edition, with several Additions in the Body of the Work. To which is added an Appendix; together with an Address to the People called Quakers. N. B. The New Addition here given increases the Work upwards of one Third. Philadelphia, 1776. Octavo, unbound, stitched as issued, uncut; pp. (6), 50. $62,000. Exceptionally rare 1776 Philadelphia printing of this American landmark, one of the earliest printings, issued within weeks of the first edition, and the first edition to contain Paine’s additions to the work, which increased the text by one third. Even more rare is the condition of this copy—stitched as issued and entirely uncut, retaining the original half title. The first edition of Common Sense was published in Philadelphia by Robert Bell in January 1776. “Paine had patriotically agreed to give his share of the profits from Common Sense toward the purchase of mittens for the half-frozen American troops then battling before Quebec. When Bell said there were no profits, Paine, infuriated, dismissed Bell and employed Bradford to publish a new edition. He materially enlarged the work by one-third. He also reduced the price from two shillings to one shilling… Refusing to copyright this work, he gave permission to all to reprint it, with the result that it spread rapidly all over the country” (GimbelYale, 14). “Common Sense was by far the most influential tract of the American Revolution, and it remains one of the most brilliant pamphlets ever written in the English language” (A Covenanted People, 27). “It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any one other single piece of writing” (Grolier American 100 14). It is in this “Enlarged Version” that Paine first uses the phrase “the Free and Independent States of America.” Bradford hired two different printers (Benjamin Towne, the publisher of the Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Steiner & Cist) to print this first expanded edition. This important Bradford edition, published in Philadelphia in 1776, is the Towne second issue: with half title plain rule, no “Erata” at end of introduction and page 45 numbered. Gimbel CS-12. Evans 14959. Adams 222f. Text fresh with faint margin dampstaining. 1776 editions of Common Sense, especially those printed in Philadelphia, are extraordinarily rare and desirable, and this remarkable uncut copy, in original stitching, is exceptionally so.


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benja min fr a nk lin “A Masterpiece Of American Printing, Eagerly Sought After By American Collectors”: First Edition, Exceedingly Rare First State, Of Cicero’s Cato Major, 1744, “The Finest Product Of Franklin’s Press,” In Full Contemporary American Sheep 14. (FRANKLIN, Benjamin, printer). CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Cato Major, or His Discourse on Old Age. Philadelphia, 1744. Octavo, contemporary full brown sheep.  $18,500. First edition, exceptionally rare first state, of the work considered to be Benjamin Franklin’s best known and “most handsome piece of printing… the only Franklin imprint worth having” (Miller), this copy one of the exceedingly rare first state printings, in contemporary blindstamped sheep. This 1744 first edition of Cicero’s Cato Major, printed by Benjamin Franklin’s press, presents “the second classic author translated and printed in North America” (Sabin 13040). A masterpiece of American printing that is “eagerly sought for by collectors” (Ford 44), containing the highly regarded translation of Philadelphia’s James Logan. Printed with exceptional attention to detail and closely supervised by Franklin, Cato Major “is generally conceded to be the finest product of Franklin’s press, if not of the American press of the 18th century. It is really a beautiful specimen of the printer’s art” (Church 949). “Next to the almanacs the Cato Major is probably Franklin’s best known publication; many think it his most handsome piece of printing, and for a large number of important collectors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was the only Franklin imprint worth having in their collection” (Miller 347). First edition, with first state of signature D. According to bibliographer Campbell, “after a few copies were printed a mistake was discovered in line five on page 27 [D2]. The word ‘only’ was printed ‘ony’” (Campbell, 83). This is one of those few copies with the uncorrected ‘ony’ in signature D. With “Body” in the last line of errors cited in the Corrigenda. With engraved ornamental headpieces and initials. Streeter 4162. Norman 484. Evans 5361. Hildeburn 868. Contemporary owner inscriptions and marginalia, including a sketch of the Union Jack and a note of the book’s purchase price in 1751, in colonial currency, of “3/4” (3 shillings, nine pence). Expert repair to upper margin of page v (affecting only page number) and closed tear to pg. 55, slight margin dampstaining to several leaves, light scattered foxing. Expert restoration to joints and corners. Most rare in first state printing in contemporary full American sheep.


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k ay nielsen “One Of The Deities Of The Golden Age Of Illustration”: Kay Nielsen’s Edition Of Andersen’s Fairy Tales, Beautiful Signed Copy In Full Vellum Gilt 15. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales. London, 1924. Quarto, original full vellum gilt, custom slipcase. $11,000. Deluxe signed limited edition, number 24 of only 500 copies signed by Nielsen, richly illustrated with 12 full-page tipped-in color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations, many full-page. “Kay Nielsen was a brilliant colorist and a highly decorative illustrator… His most intricate inventions never seem labored. Controlled in a measure by Norse ornamental traditions, he reaches an absolute equality with the text, and it is a genuine pleasure to reach the oasis of a Kay Nielsen picture in a journey through the printed pages of a book” (Dalby, 90). “Nielsen’s name is invariably invoked as one of the deities of the golden age of illustration, alongside such immortals as Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane and Edmund Dulac” (Silvey, 488). Tales include “The Snow Queen,” “The Red Shoes,” and “The Nightingale.” Published in November 1924, the month after the first trade edition. Without original glassine. Dalby, “The Illustrated Books of Kay Nielsen,” 33, 36. Gift inscription. Plates beautiful, text clean. Light rubbing to spine, vellum quite fresh with cover gilt bright. A beautiful, about-fine copy.


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george ba rbier Original Signed Costume Drawing Of Casanova 16. BARBIER, George. Original signed costume design for Casanova in Maurice Rostand’s play. Paris, 1923. Original watercolor drawing heightened with gouache (7-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches); framed, entire piece measures 17 by 21 inches. $4600. Original watercolor costume drawing of Casanova by legendary fashion designer George Barbier in his characteristic Art Deco style, produced for Maurice Rostand’s Paris play—the first of Barbier’s many successes as a theatrical designer. “George Barbier is one of the most valuable and most significant artists of our time, so rich in all kinds of talent and original ideas. When our age is past… it will just take a few drawings of Barbier to revive the taste and spirit of our time… When I look at Barbier’s costumes for the stage, I see the characters of those magical stories come to life before me and tempt my imagination” (Edmond Jaloux). Renowned for his fashion plates in leading contemporary magazines, including the Gazette du Bon Ton and Vogue, Barbier’s artistic style is readily identifiable by his elegant, stylized line. “Between the end of the War and the later 1920s much of his time was claimed by theatrical design. This new career began with Rostand’s Casanova… Other successes followed, and for a time he was the most sought-after costume designer in Paris, recognized as the theatrical artist who better than any other had captured the mood of the age” (Gordon Ray). This wonderful costume drawing of Casanova was made for Rostand’s play in three acts, first performed at the Bouffes-Parisiens in 1919. It closely resembles the costume depicted in plate 21 of the published collection of Barbier’s designs for Casanova (1921). A splendid original drawing in fine condition. For more entries by Barbier, see page 74.


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ch a rles dick ens “The Bible Of Christmas”: First Edition, Very Rare Trial Issue Of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 17. DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. London, 1844 i.e. 1843. 12mo, original gilt-stamped red-brown cloth, custom clamshell box. $24,000. First edition, rare trial issue with title page printed in red and green and half title printed in green, of this Christmas classic, with four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech, the only one of Dickens’ first editions to contain hand-colored illustrations. An extremely good, entirely unrestored copy. A Christmas Carol “may readily be called the Bible of Christmas… It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day… the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format” (Eckel, 110). “Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens’ Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally)… It was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.” This copy is the trial issue, with uncorrected text (“Stave I” as the first chapter heading), the red-and-green title page dated 1844, the half-title printed in green. Trial-issue copies appear with either yellow or green endpapers, no priority established; this copy has green endpapers. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, second issue, first state with the smallest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 13 mm, and with the upper serif of the “D” in “Dickens” unbroken (Smith II:4). Copies with first-issue textual points are noted to be found in this binding variant. Smith II:4. Gimbel A79. Eckel, 110-15. Plates vivid and fine. Very minor scattered light foxing and just a bit of occasional finger soiling to interior. Light wear to spine extremities (tiny chip, otherwise fully intact), two minor spots of soiling to front board, some light foxing to original cloth, gilt still quite bright. An extremely good undrestored copy of the scarce trial issue, rare in any condition.


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e . b . w hite “Small In Size Only”: First Edition Of Stuart Little, With Two Wonderful Original Garth Williams Drawings From The Book 18. (WILLIAMS, Garth) WHITE, E.B. Stuart Little. WITH: Two original drawings by Garth Williams. New York and London, 1945. Octavo, original tan pictorial cloth, dust jacket. Two original pen-and-ink drawings (10 by 8 inches; 8-1/2 by 7 inches). $22,000. First edition in original dust jacket of White’s “outstandingly funny and sometimes touching” first book for children (Carpenter & Prichard, 568), accompanied by two superb original pen-and-ink drawings by Garth Williams for Chapter XII, “The Schoolroom.” “The story had been brewing with White for years as a disconnected series of bedtime tales for his nieces and nephews by the time it came to Harper. There, shepherded by the distinguished editor Ursula Nordstrom and felicitously illustrated [with 87 line cuts] by Garth Williams, the book was eventually published—generally to high acclaim” (Silvey, 677). Illustrator Garth Williams was working for The New Yorker in 1945 when he was chosen by his colleague E.B. White to illustrate Stuart Little. The result was so successful that Williams decided to focus on children’s book illustration full-time. He “combines a classical style of flowing lines and crosshatching with humorous, loving depictions of his characters… About his animal drawings, he says ‘I start with the real animal, working over and over until I can get the effect of human qualities and expressions and poses” (Silvey, 685). The two superb original drawings offered here appear on pages 95 and 97. Anderson, 6. Cotsen 11942. Book fine, chipping to spine ends of original price-clipped dust jacket. Original drawings fine, with pencil notes for reproduction. A splendid combination.


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john ja mes audubon Audubon’s Birds Of America, Royal Octavo Edition With 500 Hand-Colored Plates: “One Of The Finest Ornithological Works Ever Printed” 19. AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America. New York, 1856. Seven volumes. Royal octavo, publisher’s full brown morocco. $75,000. Second octavo edition, the first edition with fully colored backgrounds, containing 500 superb hand-colored plates. One of the most spectacular series of ornithological prints ever produced and a landmark attempt to document the birds of North America. Identical to the first octavo edition, printed in 1840-44, except that the prints have tinted lithographic-wash backgrounds. The royal octavo edition contained new species of birds and plants not included in the folio edition. “His first objective was to observe birds in their native habitat, to see their behavior, their ways of standing, walking, flying, their feeding and nesting habits, seasonal plumage and all the rest. He traveled up and down the Mississippi and Ohio River


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areas, and up and down the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Key West. He spent a winter near Charleston, South Carolina… traveled to Labrador, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia… and Texas” (Gifts of Genius, 137). “The Birds of America exemplifies man’s ability to accomplish an almost impossible task through sacrifice and persistence. Audubon set out to paint and publish an example of every bird on the North American continent… He was the first artistnaturalist to illustrate American birds, life-size, in natural poses; the backgrounds, or habitats, are more natural looking than those of his predecessors” (Handbook of Audubon Prints, 17-18). “The most splendid book ever produced in relation to America, and certainly one of the finest ornithological works ever printed… The courage and faith of the Audubon family is breathtaking… This immense undertaking, this unparalleled achievement, was not the production of a great and long-established publishing house, nor was it backed by a wealthy institution. It was the work of a man of relentless energy, with no private fortune, who supported himself by hack painting… It is a story without equal in the whole history of publishing” (Great Books and Book Collectors, 210-13). Without half titles in Volumes VI and VII. Grolier 45. Nissen IVB 52. Anker 19. Sabin 2364. Plates lovely and fine, with vivid, bright, and colorful birds. Original bindings only very lightly rubbed, with Volume VII rebacked with original spine laid down. Volumes I through VI are near-fine, Volume VII is very good.


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jacques de solleysel 1717 Folio Treatise On The Horse With Superb Folding Plates 20. SOLLEYSEL, Jacques de. The Compleat Horseman. London, 1717. Two volumes in one. Folio, contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked. $5800. Second edition in English of this important work on the horse and horsemanship, translated by Sir William Hope from the original French, with six folding engraved plates, and engraved frontispiece portrait. Solleysel was a teacher at the Royal Academy of Riding in Paris and a celebrated expert on horses. A classic treatise first published in French in 1664, The Compleat Horseman discusses “the true shapes of a horse, with most exact directions to prevent being imposed upon, and Cheated when you come to buy one,” instructions on shoeing, stabling (particularly while traveling), and the prevention of diseases along with detailed cures, and directions on “the raising a true breed of horses.” Splendid folding plates depict horses shown with their tack, grooming instruments, and their trainers, along with a plate of the “external malladies” which may afflict them. Krivatsy 11199. Podeschi 41. Huth, 22. A fine copy.


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pa ll a dio Among The Most Important Works Of Its Kind: The First Isaac Ware Edition Of Palladio, 1738, With Fine Folio Plates, A Beautiful Copy 21. PALLADIO, Andrea. The Four Books of Andrea Palladio’s Architecture. London, 1738. Folio, contemporary full brown calf gilt sympathetically rebacked. $11,500. First Isaac Ware edition (in English) of Palladio’s enormously important treatise on architecture, with four engraved title pages and 212 numbered architectural plates (205 of which are full-sized folio plates)—still considered the definitive English edition. A beautiful copy, with armorial bookplates of Royal Knights of the Garter, splendidly bound. First published in Italian in 1570, Palladio’s treatise popularized classical decorative details, becoming what is probably the most influential architectural book ever printed. Incorporating many of his own designs to illustrate the principles of classical Roman architecture, Palladio strongly influenced 18th-century architecture in the British Isles, Italy and America. While Palladio’s work was the most common architectural book owned by designers and builders, it was difficult to obtain in America. Thomas Jefferson commented in 1804 that “there never was a Palladio here [in Washington] even in private hands till I brought one… the chance of getting one in America is slender.” The first English translation of the four books was made by Nicholas DuBois in 1715, with designs by Giacomo Leoni and revised by Leoni in 1721. Leoni’s edition, however, was not authentic enough for Lord Burlington, promoter of the Palladian style in England and noted collector of architectural drawings (some by Palladio himself). Burlington commissioned architect Isaac Ware to produce a more accurate translation, which was “notably more literal than his predecessor’s and is considered, to this day, the definitive one” (Harris). Ware distinguished his edition from Leoni’s (whose plates differ in scale and often in proportion from the originals) as follows: “I have strictly kept to [Palladio’s] proportion and measures, by exactly tracing all the plates from his originals, and engraved them with [my] own hands” (from the Advertisement). Book II, Plate 51 repeated (without Plate 52). Avery 172. Millard 53. Fowler 229. Harris, 469. Armorial bookplate with motto of the Royal Knights of the Garter. Gift inscription. Text and plates fine, with only lightest bit of shallow foxing to top and fore-edge margins, contemporary calf expertly restored and beautifully rebacked.


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er nest hemingway One Of The Most Sought-After Of Modern Firsts, First Edition Presentation Copy Of The Sun Also Rises, Warmly Inscribed By Hemingway In The Winter Of 1927 22. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. New York, 1926. Octavo, original black cloth, custom clamshell box. $35,000. First edition, second issue, of one of Hemingway’s rarest and greatest novels, one of the most sought-after highpoints in American literature, a rare presentation copy inscribed by Hemingway while on a skiing vacation in Switzerland with his soon-to-be second wife, inscribed by Hemingway in French and English: “A Cricri du Boisrouvray hommage a l’Americaine from her friend Ernest Hemingway Gstaad Hiver 1927.” An immediate success, The Sun Also Rises was published on October 22, 1926 in a first printing of only 5090 copies. A second printing of 2000 copies was ordered in November, and by mid-December, both the first and second printings had sold out. By 1961 it was estimated that the novel had sold over one million copies. In The Sun Also Rises “the post-war disillusion and the post-war liberation are united in the physical enjoyment of living and the pains of love… No other writer stepped so suddenly into fame, or destroyed with such insouciance so many other writers or ways of writing or became such an immediate symbol of an age” (Connolly 50). Second issue, with corrected “stopped” on page 181, and the Ecclesiastes quotation present. Hanneman 6A. A rare presentation copy from the estate of Bolivian mining heiress Countess du Boisrouvray. Hemingway and journalist Pauline Pfeiffer, soon to be his second wife, had traveled to Switzerland in early 1927 with “the MacLeishes for an extended skiing vacation.” It was there, at the Hotel Rossli in Gstaad, that “he learned that [his first wife] Hadley had been granted a divorce in Paris on January 27” (Lynn, 360). Christine “Cri Cri” du Boisrouvray is said to have also skied in Gstaad the year before, when Hemingway met Harry Crosby of the Black Sun Press. Text fine, original cloth about-fine, with only lightest toning to gilt labels on front board and spine. A memorable presentation copy in about-fine condition.


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f. scot t fitzger a ld “Fitzgerald Had Found His Voice”: First Issue Of The Great Gatsby, In Exceptionally Rare Unrestored Original Dust Jacket, The Centerpiece Of Any Modern American Fiction Collection 23. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket, custom black morocco clamshell box. $168,000. First edition, first issue, in the very rare first-issue dust jacket, of one of the most important and sought-after classics of modern literature. An exceptional copy of this great rarity, fine in an extremely good entirely unrestored dust jacket. In 1922, having already written This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned, Fitzgerald told his publisher Max Perkins, “I want to write something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned” (Bruccoli, 198). The triumphant result three years later was The Great Gatsby. Noted critic Cyril Connolly called Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: Gatsby “has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it” (The Modern Movement, 48). Fitzgerald produced “a taut realism but also a gossamer romance, a yearning and straining after the beauty that hangs by a thread, a lyric compassion. Fitzgerald had found his voice” (Turnbull, 150-51). The dust jacket of The Great Gatsby is something of a legend. According to one account, the jacket was actually commissioned months before the book was completed and Fitzgerald was so inspired by the haunting image of the eyes that he wrote a scene around it (“For Christ’s sake don’t give anyone that jacket,” he wrote to Perkins. “I’ve written it into the book”). Not only is the dust jacket one of the most recognizable of the 20th century, it is also one of the rarest. First-issue book, with “sick in tired” on page 205, and all five other points; first-issue dust jacket, with “ j” in “ jay Gatsby” on back cover hand-corrected. Bruccoli A11.Ia. Book very fine. Bright and lovely dust jacket entirely unrestored, with early tape repairs to verso, shallow chipping to spine ends, and a few closed tears and only light wear to extremities. Most rare in an unrestored dust jacket.


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thom a s gage Gage’s Travels To The West Indies, 1655, With Four Fine Mercator Maps Of The Americas 24. GAGE, Thomas. A New Survey of the West-India’s: or, The English American his Travail by Sea and Land: Containing a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles within the Main Land of America… With a Grammar, or Some Few Rudiments of the Indian Tongue, Called Poconchi, or Pocoman… and Beautified with Maps. London, 1655. Small, slim folio, early important 20th-century full crushed brown morocco gilt.  $12,500. Second and much preferred edition of this noted 17th-century description of the wealth of Mexico and South America—as unprotected and ripe for conquest—with four fine engraved maps of the region by Mercator (three folding), not present in the first edition. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Gage’s provocative survey of the West Indies caused a major sensation. “His account of the wealth and defenceless condition of the Spanish possessions in South America excited the cupidity of the English, and it is said that Gage himself laid before Cromwell the first regular plan for mastering the Spanish territories in the New World” (DNB). He spent 12 years traveling through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama—living among the Indians, whose unprotected riches, “under pretence of their conversion, hath corrupted the hearts of poor begging Fryers with strife, hatred, and ambition.” First published in London in 1648, Gage’s account of New Spain “was the first to give the world a description of the vast regions from which all foreigners had been jealously excluded by Spanish authorities… Its purpose was to urge the English to seize the Spanish territories in the New World” (Hill). The four engraved maps were pulled from plates available to Cotes from his firm’s 1635 printing of Gerard Mercator’s Atlas Minor, and delineate the Western Hemisphere (“Americae Descrip”), Northern South America (“Terra Firma et Novum-Regnum”), Mexico (“Hispania Nova”), and the Caribbean (“Ylandes of the West Indies”). Wing G113. Cox II, 237. Sabin 26299. Text generally very clean, expert minor paper repairs to title page and one map. A fine copy, handsomely bound.


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r a ph a el holinshed An Elizabethan Cornerstone, A Major Source For Shakespeare: Holinshed’s Chronicles, 1587, With The Rare Additional 18th-Century Facsimiles Of The Uncensored Sheets 25. HOLINSHED, Raphael. The First and Second [and Third] volumes of Chronicles,… Now newlie augmented and continued… to the yeare 1586. London, 1587. Three volumes in two (as issued). Thick folio (10 by 14-1/2 inches), period-style full brown calf. $25,000. Important greatly revised and expanded 1587 second edition of the foremost Elizabethan repository of English history—this edition being an important source for nearly all of Shakespeare’s historical plays, as well as Macbeth, King Lear, and part of Cymbeline. This edition contained material offensive to the Queen, so 74 pages were excised and new ones substituted—but in this copy, early facsimiles of the original uncensored sheets are additionally bound in next to the cancels. A cornerstone of any major Elizabethan/Shakespeare collection. Holinshed “had the journalist’s eye for sensationalism; he stresses crimes, both political and erotic, physical mutilations, marvels, monstrosities and absurdities” (Sargent, 25). An immediate success upon publication, Holinshed’s Chronicles “form a very valuable repertory of historical information… The chronicler fully justified his claim ‘to have had an especial eye unto the truth of things’” (DNB). First published in 1578, the Chronicles was the foremost British history available at the time and did more to shape Elizabethan literature than any other English historical work. “The Elizabethan dramatists drew many of their plots from Holinshed’s pages,” and Shakespearian scholars have shown that “it was this second edition which Shakespeare employed as the source, sole or part, of ten of his plays” (Pforzheimer 494 note). “Nearly all of the historical plays, as well as Macbeth, King Lear, and part of Cymbeline, are based on Holinshed” (DNB). In fact, Shakespeare drew not only his plots from Holinshed, but occasionally his phrases (see Whitaker, Shakespeare’s Use of Learning). When this expanded second edition appeared, the Privy Council, responding to Queen Elizabeth’s displeasure at certain passages, ordered the Archbishop of Canterbury to recall and censure the work; as a result extensive cancellations (74 pages) were made of offending sections in Volumes II and III. All of the offending sections in this copy were cancelled and new censored printings supplied. However, between 1723 and 1728, type-facsimiles of the excisions themselves were published from the original uncensored text of Volumes II and III. This set contains these rare 18th-century facsimiles of the original 16th-century leaves, together with a portion of the Index, bound in their proper places next to the cancels. Text in black-letter. Without blank front leaves only. STC 13569. Lowndes, 1086-87. Grolier 100 6. Owner signature dated 1700 on title pages. Armorial bookplate. Faint dampstain to bottom corner of first two gatherings of Volume I, title page of Volume III mounted, occasional tiny wormhole, early paper repairs to a few fore-edges. A splendid copy, with the additional uncensored texts.


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joseph stru t t One Of Only 25 Large-Paper Gold-Illuminated Copies Of Strutt’s English Costumes, With 153 Splendid HandColored And Gold-Highlighted Plates 26. STRUTT, Joseph. A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London, 1842. Two volumes. Large quarto, late 19th-century full olive morocco gilt. $8800. Splendid limited large-paper edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects— one of only 25 copies additionally highlighted in gold and silver. Splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt. Fine provenance, with the bookplates of Sir Philip Magnus, Baronet and biographer of Edward VII and other English notables. Strutt’s superb plates reproduce portraits of English personages from illuminated manuscripts in the British Museum and the Bodleian Library, along with richly hand-colored reproductions of the costumes, arms, seals, and other interesting objects particular to various English peoples from the time of the Saxons to the close of the 17th century. First published in 1796-99, this “new and improved edition” was issued with 153 plates, in both uncolored and hand-colored versions; of the hand-colored version, only 25 were produced with additional highlighting in gold—as in this copy. A few plates bound out of sequence, as issued. Lowndes, 2538. Brunet V, 566. Colas 2825. Hiler, 820. Lipperheide 1001. Bookplates of Sir Philip Magnus, Baronet, biographer of Burke, Raleigh, Gladstone, Kitchener and Edward VII. A beautiful copy, very handsomely bound, in fine condition. Scarce.


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w illi a m henry py ne “An Extraordinary Richness Of Color”: First Edition, Royal Paper Copy Of Pyne’s History Of The Royal Residences, Beautifully Illustrated With 100 Hand-Colored Folio Aquatints 27. PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore. London, 1819. Three volumes. Folio (13-1/2 by 17-1/2 inches), contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt rebacked with original spines laid down, custom chemises and slipcases. $15,000. First edition, large-paper (“Royal”) copy of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others. Artist and author William Pyne began his career as a watercolorist, but following several successful collaborations with wellknown publisher Rudolph Ackermann, Pyne “became enamored of book production” and undertook this highly ambitious project, “the large and costly work entitled The History of the Royal Residences… [It was] a very sumptuous work (Prideaux, 143). Pyne wrote the text and called upon some of the most prominent artists of his day to produce this invaluable record of palatial residences such as Carlton House, demolished in 1827, and the luxurious rooms within Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace and other royal homes, many of which were later redesigned. Fifty-nine of the 100 illustrations, displaying an “extraordinary richness of color,” were contributed by accomplished water colorist Charles Wild (Ray 42). Text leaves P, P2 in Volume III supplied from another copy. Abbey Scenery 396. Tooley 389. Plates and text fine, some wear to morocco bindings. A stunning production, most desirable in the large-paper issue.


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u. s. civil war Harlow's Army Memories, 1887, With 12 Stunning Large Folio Chromolithographs, Each Signed By The Artist, The Extremely Rare Deluxe Issue 28. HARLOW, Louis Kinney. Army Memories. New York, 1887. Large folio (16 by 19 inches), 12 chromolithographic plates mounted to heavy cardstock, original blue velvet portfolio with embossed silver design. $16,000. Limited “Edition de Luxe,� number 19 of an unknown (but clearly small) number of copies, with 12 stunning large folio chromolithographs, each signed by the artist. Both an etcher and a painter, Harlow usually chose landscapes as his subjects, often working with color lithographer Louis Prang. In addition to general views of army life, plates include depictions of Grant with Generals Sherman, Logan and McPherson at Vicksburg, General Sheridan in the Shenandoah valley and another of General Sherman. Very scarce: OCLC lists only 6 copies. With a descriptive index card. Without original ties. Plates fine, light wear to original velvet portfolio. An exceptional copy.


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w inston churchill Signed By Both Churchill And Montgomery: “Let No Man Surrender So Long As He Is Unwounded And Can Fight”: Program For An Evening At The Royal Albert Hall Commemorating The Second Battle Of El Alamein 29. CHURCHILL, Winston and MONTGOMERY of ALAMEIN. Program signed, El Alamein Anniversary, October 23rd, 1946. London, 1946. Glossy heavy white paper; stapled as issued, folded, measures 7-3/4 by 9 inches; opened, measures 15-1/2 by 9 inches, custom chemise and clamshell box. $15,000. Program for an evening commemorating one of WWII’s most significant battles, signed on the verso of the front cover by both General Montgomery and former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. A remarkable piece. In fine condition. The First Battle of El Alamein, July 1 to 27, 1942, in which Allied Forces were led by British General Claude Auchinleck and the Axis Forces by German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, ended in a stalemate. In August 1942, then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill chose to replace Auchinleck with to Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery. The Second Battle of El Alamein, which marked a key turning point in the Allied Forces African campaign of WWII, was fought from October 23 to November 5, 1942, with the British Eighth Army leading the ultimately successful attack against the Axis Forces. Both Montgomery and Churchill gave speeches at the commemorative anniversary. The front cover of the program shows a portrait of Montgomery and scenes of army life; the back cover provides color depictions of the insignia of the army divisions that fought in the Allied campaign. The first page reproduces Montgomery’s message to his troops on the eve of battle. Fine condition.


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m a rk t wa in “All Modern Literature Comes From One Book By Mark Twain”: Rare First Edition, First Issue Of Huckleberry Finn In Original Publisher’s Full Sheep Binding, With All First-State Points, Including The Curved Fly. One Of The First Copies To Be Printed 30. T WAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). New York, 1885. Octavo, original full sheep gilt, custom half blue morocco clamshell box. $30,000. First edition, in unrestored publisher’s deluxe sheep binding, with all first-state points, including the extraordinarily rare “curved fly” illustration. Most rare, one of approximately 2500 copies issued in this binding, one of the first copies to be printed in the “original state,” before the above illustration was altered. This unaltered leaf appears in only some of the publisher’s deluxe bindings and never in the cloth-bound copies. Written over an eight-year period, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was blasted by critics from the moment of publication, attacked for its “blood-curdling humor,” immorality, coarseness and profanity. It nevertheless emerged as one of the defining novels of American literature, prompting Ernest Hemingway to declare: “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points (see list below). Leaf containing pages 283-84 is the rare conjugate (Kemble’s illustration is version with “curved” pant-fly, prior to defacement), described by BAL as the “original state, seen only in prospectuses and the leather bound copies” (see also Johnson, 48; MacDonnell, 32-33). The illustration on page 283 became a point of issue after an engraver, whose identity was never discovered, “made a lastminute addition to the printing plate of Kemble’s picture of old Silas Phelps. In the mischievous tradition of graffiti he drew in a male sex organ, and what was originally a pleasant scene shared by an appreciative Aunt Sally asking, ‘Who do you reckon it is?’ suddenly became a flagrant case of indecent exposure” (Kaplan, 263). The sabotage was discovered while the book was at press and the offending plate was replaced, the corrected plate being slightly altered in the area of Silas Phelps’ trousers fly. Not many, even of the sheep-bound copies, contain the first state of the plate prior to defacement. This copy is one of the few that the binder had completed before the defacement. Copies of Huckleberry Finn in the original publisher’s leather bindings are quite rare. “The relative rarity of the cloth and leather bindings is clear. Less than two weeks before publication, Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in three-quarter leather. The remaining 7000 copies of the first printing were probably bound up in similar proportions… Leather copies dried out, cracked apart, and have survived in even fewer numbers than the original production numbers would promise” (MacDonnell, 35). BAL 3415. McBride, 93. Grolier American 100: 87. MacDonnell, 31. Joints starting but strong. Resewn, with inner paper hinges reinforced, later endpapers. Only very light wear to extremities of original sheep. Extremely good condition. A very rare and desirable first state copy in the original publisher’s sheep binding of this classic of American literature.


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m a rk t wa in “One Of The Most Durable Works In American Literature”: First Edition, First State Of Tom Sawyer, In Scarce Publisher’s Morocco-Gilt 31. TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876. Square octavo, publisher’s three-quarter brown morocco gilt, custom clamshell box. $62,000. First American edition, first state, of one of the uncontested, great masterpieces of American literature—and “one of the few books enjoyed by readers of every age… The captivating myth of the little town of long ago on the bank of the Great River” (LeMaster & Wilson, 12, 15)—in scarce handsome publisher’s morocco-gilt. “The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly autobiographical novel… Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child” (Rasmussen, 459). Originally published in England (without illustrations), Tom Sawyer arrived at a momentous point in American history: Custer had recently lost the battle at Little Big Horn and America was celebrating its centennial. “Publication of Tom Sawyer was little noticed… The book has, however, proved to be one of the most durable works in American literature. By the time of Twain’s death, it was his top-selling book. It has been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works” (Rasmussen, 459). “This was a true boy’s book, and surviving copies are proof of how rough little boys can be on books” (MacDonnell, 40). First printing, first state, with all first state points. As noted above, commercial success came slowly for the title: “The first and second printings were only 5000 copies each, and one month after publication only 9378 copies had been bound,” only 200 of which were bound as here, in the publisher’s three-quarter morocco-gilt; “by the end of 1879 the number of copies sold was just 28,959,” only 300 of which were bound in the publisher’s three-quarter morocco (MacDonnell, 39). BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Gift inscription. Old dealer description tipped to front free endpaper. Interior generally clean. Binding exceptional, with only faint abrasion to front board. A near-fine copy, most rare and desirable in the scarce publisher’s morocco-gilt and in this condition.


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a merica n ornithology The First Major Studies Of North American Birds: The Scarce “Philadelphia Edition” Of Wilson And Bonaparte’s American Ornithology, With 103 Large Folio Hand-Colored Engravings 32. WILSON, Alexander and BONAPARTE, Charles Lucian. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States… With a Sketch of the Life of Wilson, By George Ord. Philadelphia, 1871. Three volumes and Atlas. Text volumes: Royal octavo; Atlas volume: large folio (15 by 17-1/2 inches), contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $18,500. The “Philadelphia Edition” of Wilson and Bonaparte’s important contribution to American ornithology, the last edition to be accompanied by the beautiful separate Atlas of 103 hand-colored folio engravings made from original copperplates (plates in other editions from 1828 to 1878 were considerably reduced in size). A beautiful, fine copy. Influenced by naturalist William Bartram and engraver Alexander Lawson, Alexander Wilson, considered the “father of American ornithology,” cultivated his own interest in nature and drawing. By 1805 Wilson realized his “great plan of depicting and describing North American birds in a large work,” resulting in American Ornithology, originally published in 1808-15. Wilson’s work, completed shortly before his death, was “of fundamental importance for the study of birds in North America,” representing the first significant study of birds in the New World. A decade later, Charles Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew and himself an accomplished ornithologist “issued his American Ornithology, or The Natural History of Birds Inhabiting the United States, Not Given by Wilson (1825-33), an independent work designed on the same principles as that by Wilson, and therefore regarded as a kind of sequel to that work, for which reason the two works were issued together in subsequent editions” (Anker, 212). Together these works established the foundation for the study of North American birds upon which Audubon created his own monumental work. Several combined octavo editions followed, culminating in this final folio edition (advertised in 1871 as “super royal octavo”), containing a separate Atlas volume of all 103 folio engravings pulled from the original copperplates. It was printed on much larger paper than earlier editions, and is commonly called the “Philadelphia Edition.” Nissen 997. Text and plates fine. A scarce and exceptional copy.


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ja mes george fr a zer First Edition Of The Classic Study Of Magic And Religion, The Golden Bough, 1890, Inscribed By Frazer To Alice Roosevelt Longworth 33. FRAZER, James George. The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion. London, 1890. Two volumes. Octavo, original green cloth gilt sympathetically rebacked, Volume II with original spine laid down, custom cloth slipcase.  $5200. First edition of Frazer’s landmark anthropological study, inscribed in Volume I: “Inscribed to Mrs. Nicholas Longworth with the good wishes of James George Frazer, 27th March 1933.” Frazer began his work “merely… to explain the strange rule of the priesthood or sacred kingship of Nemi and with it the legend of the Golden Bough, immortalized by Virgil,” but the project grew over the years into “a vast and enterprising comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, offering the thesis that man progresses from magical through religious to scientific thought. Its discussion of fertility rites, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, the scapegoat, etc., and its analysis of the primitive mind, caught the literary imagination, and its influence may perhaps be seen most lastingly in the works of D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, and Pound” (Drabble, 212). With frontispiece after John Martin in Volume I. PMM 374. Garrison & Morton 184. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the outspoken eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt, married Congressman Nicholas Longworth in 1906. Interiors fine. Expert restoration to spine ends of Volume II; Volume I spine is a perfect match to the original cloth spine. Light rubbing to extremities. An exceptionally good presentation copy with wonderful provenance.


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lord george gordon by ron “She Walks In Beauty, Like The Night”: Exceptional First Edition Of Byron’s Hebrew Melodies, Uncut In Original Wrappers 34. BYRON, Lord George Gordon. Hebrew Melodies. London, 1815. Slim octavo, stitched as issued, original stiff brown paper wrappers, custom chemise and slipcase. $3500. First edition, first issue, of Byron’s eloquent lyrics inspired by the Hebrew Bible, with “She Walks In Beauty”—considered his greatest short poem—and others herein written while courting and on his honeymoon with Annabella Milbanke, this exceedingly rare copy uncut in original wrappers, housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. With Hebrew Melodies, Lord Byron was “to provide the words for a collection of mainly holy songs for the Jewish composer Isaac Nathan. Nathan is important as the first composer to recognize the innate musicality of Byron’s poetry, the quality to be exploited by later 19th-century Romantic composers, especially Mendelssohn” (MacCarthy, 239). Byron wrote many of these poems while courting and on his honeymoon with Annabella Milbanke. Byron wrote to his fiancée “about the authenticity of Nathan’s musical setting: his words would be accompanied by the ‘real old undisputed Hebrew melodies,’ he told her, ‘which are beautiful & to which David & the prophets actually sang the songs of Zion.’ He had already written ‘nine or ten [poems] on the sacred model—partly from Job &c. & partly my own imagination’” (Eisler, 454). First edition, first issue with uncorrected “Semnacherib,” rear advertisement leaf with Rogers’ Jacqueline, and with Campbell’s Selected Beauties described “In the Press.” With half title and seven rear advertisement leaves. Preceded by two months by the publication of Nathan’s musical score with Byron’s lyrics. Randolph, 50-51. Wise I:103-04. Text fresh with faint foxing only to blank preliminaries, lightest edge-wear to fragile original wrappers. An exceptional copy, custom boxed.


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wa lt w hit m a n Napoleon Sarony’s Wonderful Portrait Photograph Of Walt Whitman, Signed And Dated By Whitman And Sent By Him To A Friend 35. (WHITMAN, Walt) SARONY, Napoleon. Photographic portrait of Walt Whitman. New York, 1878. Original albumen photographic print (4 by 6 inches), framed. $6500. Superb original Sarony albumen photograph of Whitman, signed by Whitman and dated by him 1891. On the verso is a notation, “Walt Whitman sent me this in 1891. It is a splendid likeness of him as I saw him in his Camden home in March 1889. E.P.S.” The recipient was likely Edwin Stafford, to whose family Whitman was very close. “Walt Whitman was fascinated with photographic images of himself. From the 1840s until within a year of his death, Whitman sat for photographers, collected and commented on the results, admired certain poses and disliked others, had hundreds of copies of his favorite ones made, tolerated the middling ones, and burned some of the bad ones. He would often comment that photography was part of an emerging democratic art, that its commonness, cheapness, and ease were displacing the refined image of art implicit in portrait painting… ‘No man has been photographed more than I have,’ Whitman once said. At times he seemed fatigued with the profusion of images: ‘I have been photographed, photographed, photographed, until the cameras themselves are tired of me.’ Whitman, however, never tired of the camera. He sat for photographs until just months before his death” (Folsom & Genoways). This particular image was taken in July 1878 by famous celebrity photographer Napoleon Sarony. “The flamboyant Sarony, dressed in his Hussar uniform, ran the most famous gallery in the world in the 1870s; he was a celebrity selling cabinet cards of other celebrities, 40,000 of whom he photographed and publicized by making their portraits available to an adoring public learning to be consumers of images of fame” (Ed Folsom). Whitman was chief among them. Walt Whitman Archive 62. The recipient of this photograph was probably Edwin Stafford, to whose extended family Whitman was very close, and who looked in on Whitman during his “sinking spells” in 1889, when “the doctors gave me quite up more than once” (see Miller IV 1916; Traubel V, 122). Fine condition.


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perc y bysshe shelley “Hail To Thee, Blithe Spirit”: Magnificent Illuminated Manuscript Of Shelley’s To A Skylark, With 14 Vellum Leaves, Splendidly Bound By Monastery Hill 36. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. To a Skylark… Illuminated by S.S. Frackelton. Inscribed by G. Frackleton. Chicago, circa 1910. Slim octavo, contemporary full crushed morocco gilt with black and gilt onlays, elaborately gilt-decorated doublures. $8800. Rare iilluminated manuscript of Shelley’s famous To a Skylark, his brilliant work of “dazzling metrical virtuosity,” with 14 vibrant tissue-guarded vellum leaves illuminated by S.S. Frackelton and inscribed by G. Frackelton in ornate gilt and vivid hues, magnificently bound in rich deep blue crushed morocco with a cover design of gilt and black onlays by Monastery Hill, signed on the inner lower doublure with an “SL” cipher. This exceptional illuminated manuscript of Shelley’s To a Skylark contains 14 exquisite tissue-guarded vellum leaves, each brilliantly illuminated by S.S. Frackelton and inscribed by G. Frackleton in ornate gilt, crimson and black, with hues of green, lilac and blue that richly compliment one of Shelley’s most famous works. Written only two years before his tragic death, Shelley’s lyrical 21-stanza poem of “dazzling metrical virtuosity” (Drabble, 895) begins with a tribute to the bird’s song and concludes with his prayer that the bird might “Teach me half the gladness / That my brain must know / Such harmonious madness / From my lips would flow / The world should listen then, / as I am listening now!” As in much of his work, Skylark mingles fatality with intense “wonderment at the mystery of the universe, the vividness of the natural grandeur, the irregular magnificence of nature” (Want, Shelley and Keats, 20). Mary Shelley would recall that Skylark was inspired by a summer night when she and her husband wandered near lanes where “myrtle hedges were the bowers of the fireflies, [and] we heard the carolling of the skylark which inspired one of the most beautiful of his poems” (Wood, English Poetry 704). This volume’s artist S.S. Frackelton is presumably Susan Stuart Frackelton, one of the most renowned painters and ceramicists of America’s Arts and Crafts movement. An especially beautiful volume in fine condition.


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bruce lee “Dissolve When Pushed, And Strike When Pulled”: Exceedingly Rare Presentation/Association Copy Of Aikido, From The Library Of Bruce Lee, Inscribed And Twice Signed By Him, In English And Chinese, With His Marginalia 37.

(LEE, Bruce) UYESHIBA, Kisshomaru. Aikido. Tokyo, 1963. Quarto, original olive cloth, dust jacket. 

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First edition in English of this major work on the Japanese art of self-defense, an exceptionally rare presentation / association copy from the library of martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee, twice signed by him on the title page and inscribed to his protégé Taky Kimura in English and Chinese, “[English] Property of Bruce Lee [Chinese signature] [English] To Taky, From [Chinese signature],” along with three Chinese characters in Lee’s hand written below the title and fascinating marginalia within, in scarce dust jacket. “Bruce Lee was a master of the martial arts, a man in pursuit of mental and physical perfection, a legend among young men. His mysterious death in 1973 at the age of 32 has made him an icon,” a dynamic figure whose appearance in television’s Green Hornet (1966-7) and starring roles in Enter the Dragon (1973) and the posthumous Game of Death (1978) sparked a revolution in cinema and action films (New York Times). This rare presentation / association copy of Aikido is from Lee’s own library, and was presented by him to his lifelong close friend Taky Kimura. Lee’s warm inscription to Kimura, written in both English and Chinese, includes his trademark personal signature in Chinese, an artistic rendition of the Chinese character “little dragon,” a nickname derived from Lee’s birth in 1940, the Chinese “Year of the Dragon.” In addition this extraordinary copy contains a page where Lee has highlighted and bracketed sections of text, and written in the margin: “dissolve when pushed, and strike when pulled, arc—circle, basic idea with extricate movement, deviation from the simple” (170). Books such as this—owned, read, annotated and signed by Lee—are rarely found. First edition in English. Authored by the Director of Aikido International Kisshomaru Uyeshiba and inspired by the “life experience of the Master Morihei Uyeshiba.” Translated into English by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Roy Maurer Jr. With hundreds of black-and-white photogravures. Recipient Taky Kimura was 36 when he first met 18-year-old Bruce Lee in Seattle in 1959. An assistant and later head instructor at Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle, Kimura was Best Man at Linda and Bruce Lee’s wedding in 1959 and a pallbearer at Bruce Lee’s funeral nine years later. Bookseller ticket on front dust jacket flap. Text, plates, inscription and marginalia fresh and clean, slight dampstaining to rear board and price-clipped dust jacket with slight edge-wear. An extraordinary presentation/association copy, very nearly fine.


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hor ace Horace’s Lyric Poems, With Exquisite Hand-Painted Illustrations, One Of Only 12 Sets Issued 38. HORACE. The Lyric Poems of Horace (Odes and Epodes). Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1902. Eight volumes. Large octavo, contemporary full gray crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, red, orange and green morocco floral inlays on both covers, white leather doublures gilt-decorated and hand-painted in floral designs with red and orange morocco onlays, ivory watered silk endpapers. $10,000. Limited “edition des Horae,” number 2 of only 12 copies printed on Imperial Japanese vellum, elegantly bound. Each poem sumptuously illustrated with original hand-painted illustrations, head- and tail-pieces, borders and ornamented capitals. The “calm independence, the moderate Epicurianism which he professed… has ensured Horace his immortality… Probably no other poet’s works have been so often copied or printed’’ (PMM 178). With hand-colored title-pages and blackand-white etched frontispieces. The first and most ambitious publication of the Bibliophile Society, each ode and epode is followed by a critical introduction that includes textual commentary and interpretation, alternate translations, and imitations. This set does not contain the bibliography volume or the volume of quotations from Horace found in later printings. Bookplates. A magnificent production in fine condition.


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v irgini a woolf A “Vision That Must Stand At The Head Of All Virginia Woolf’s Work”: First Edition Of To The Lighthouse In Original Dust Jacket 39.

WOOLF, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. London, 1927. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket.

$16,000.

First edition of one of Woolf’s most popular and acclaimed major novels, in the extremely rare original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, Woolf’s sister. Published two years after Mrs. Dalloway and three years before The Waves, To the Lighthouse “displays Woolf’s technique of narrating through stream of consciousness and imagery at its most assured, rich, and suggestive” (Drabble, 990). “In its portrayal of life… it gives us an interlude of vision that must stand at the head of all Virginia Woolf’s work” (New York Times). To the Lighthouse was “written at the height of her luminous Impressionist vision… It is the sunniest of her books and shows the obsession with rendering the passage of time which dominated her later work. With her prosperous upper middle class academic background of the late Victorian establishment, Virginia Woolf is always walking a tight-rope in her desire to get away from it and portray ordinary people as a novelist should, hence the mixture of respect and irony with which she surveys its security and solid values” (Connolly, The Modern Movement, 54). Published simultaneously with the American edition. Kirkpatrick A10a. Bradshaw 115. Scattered light foxing to interior and edges; original cloth fresh and fine. Light wear to extremities of extremely scarce original dust jacket with even toning to spine and shallow chipping to spine ends, tape repairs to verso, front panel quite bright and fresh. An extremely good copy of a scarce Woolf first edition, exceptionally rare in original dust jacket.


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“Of Cardinal Importance… [To] English Language, Literature And Thought”: 1596 Edition Of The “Breeches Bible,” In Original Blind-Tooled Calf And Brass Clasps 40. (BIBLE). The Bible: that is, the Holy Scriptures… London, 1596. Thick quarto, contemporary full paneled blind-tooled brown calf over beveled wooden boards, original brass clasps and catches.  $12,500. Exceptional Gothic type 1596 edition of the Geneva (or “Breeches”) Bible—the important translation that shaped Protestant piety for some five decades—printed by Christopher Barker and handsomely bound in unrestored contemporary calf with brass catches and clasps intact. An excellent and desirable Bible, bound with a complete 1596 Book of Common Prayer. Upon Queen Mary’s accession in 1553, “publication of the English Bible ceased in England. Many Protestants who fled to the Continent were attracted to Calvin’s Geneva. Among these exiles were eminent English Bible scholars who began work on a new translation” (The Bible: 100 Landmarks 62). First published in 1560, the Geneva Bible—often called the “Breeches Bible” for its unique rendering of Genesis 3:7—was “more scholarly than any previous translation… [It] achieved immediate popularity and exerted an extremely powerful influence… The Geneva Version included prefaces, maps and tables; and for the first time in an English Bible the verses were divided and numbered… It has been more properly called the Elizabethan family Bible, since it was this version which was the first to enter the English home” (PMM 83). “It became the textus receptus for the Puritan element in England. It was read by Shakespeare, Bunyan and the soldiers of the Civil War, and is thus of cardinal importance for its influence on the English language, literature and thought” (Great Books and Book Collectors, 105-108). With decorative woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Includes Apocrypha. Darlow & Moule 177. Herbert 229. Griffiths 1596:2. A general title page appears not to have been bound in all copies. In that this volume is entirely intact, no general title page was ever issued in it. Old ink and pencil annotations to front endpapers, occasional pencil marginalia to prayer book. Remnant of small circular shelf label to spine. Occasional minor marginal loss to leaves. Prayer book with light marginal dampstaining to upper corners, minor worming to first gathering. Contemporary calf with some age-wear. An excellent and rare early Bible, most desirable in this distinguished contemporary binding.


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41. (BIBLE) (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. Cambridge, 1668. Quarto, late 18th-century full red morocco, elaborately giltdecorated spine and boards. $9700. 1668 Cambridge “Preaching Bible,” beautifully bound in full contemporary elaborately gilt “cottage-style” binding. “This edition [of the King James Version] is sometimes known as the ‘Preaching Bible,’ being well adapted for pulpit use; it is printed in small type, with a very full page” (Darlow & Moule 548). Separate New Testament title page dated 1666. Includes Apocrypha. Bound with 1666 editions of Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter and the Book of Common Prayer. Herbert 697. Wing 2277. Griffiths 1666:1 (BCP). Old owner inscriptions. Bookplate to rear pastedown. Text generally fine. Minor restoration to prayer book title page; Bible general title page mounted. A beautiful Bible in an outstanding binding.

Late 16th-Century Edition Of The Geneva New Testament 42. (BIBLE). The Newe Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ. London, 1583. Quarto, period style full calf with gilt decorated spine and boards.  $9200. Handsomely bound 1583 edition of the Geneva version of the New Testament. William Whittingham, a Protestant exile who sought refuge in Geneva during Queen Mary’s reign, published his translation of the New Testament in 1557. As part of the “Geneva Bible” (complete in 1560), it proved the dominant English translation of the Scriptures until the advent of the King James Version in 1611. Laurence Tomson’s first published his revision of the Geneva New Testament in 1576; it “became the final and popular form of the Geneva [New] Testament” (Herbert 146). With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces, initials. Biblical text set in Gothic type, marginal notes set in Gothic and Roman type. Bound with contemporary edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Darlow & Moule 137. Herbert 180. Old owner inscriptions to last blank leaf, old ink markings to top edge of text block. Paper repairs to final leaf. A distinguished Bible in excellent condition.


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1601 Barker Geneva Bible, illustrated with woodcut ornaments and title page, in handsome contemporary paneled calf.

44. (BIBLE) (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford, 1675. Thick quarto, contemporary full paneled brown calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, silver cornerpieces, bosses, clasps and catches.  $6500. First Oxford English Bible, complete with Apocrypha, bound with the Oxford Book of Common Prayer (the first book to use the famous Fells types) and Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Embellished with three additional engraved allegorical title page and bound in distinguished contemporary calf and silver fittings. A fine copy of a scarce and beautiful Bible. This edition of the King James Bible is the first to be printed at Oxford. In 1669, Oxford’s bishop, John Fell, formed an association of like-minded scholars interested in improving the quality of printing produced by the University Press. Toward this end, Fell dispatched Thomas Marshall to Holland and elsewhere to buy new types. Among the types purchased were fonts designed by the leading punch-cutters of the day—van Dijck, Vallet, Moxon, Garamond and Granjon—which Fell presented to the Press. The 1675 Book of Common Prayer (bound with this Bible) is the first to be set from the famous collection of Fell types. With additional engraved title pages for prayer book, Bible and New Testament. With Apocrypha. Bound with a contemporary Oxford edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter. Without front free and rear free endpapers. Darlow & Moule 566A (colophon dated 1673). Herbert 719. Eighteenth-century family record to first few leaves, including recto and verso of prayer book additional engraved title page. Text generally fresh and fine. Light expert restoration to exceptional contemporary binding.

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Double-column Roman-type text, with printed marginal annotations, decorative woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces and several in-text woodcuts. Includes Apocrypha. Herbert 262. Darlow & Moule 199. Two letters on first blank. Owner signature on A1. Scattered ink annotations. Paper cutout of pointing hand affixed to page above and underlining to line reading “and made themselves breeches” on A2. Paper repair to front blank, closed tears to C3, D3, Rr7, marginal chip to Ee7, small hole at Mm2 minimally affecting text, scattered soiling, dampstaining to last few leaves, text trimmed quite closely sometimes affecting printed annotations (mainly in Apocrypha), scratch marks to beautiful contemporary boards. A handsome Bible in extremely good condition.

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43. (BIBLE). The Bible: That Is, The Holy Scriptures… London, 1601. Thick octavo, contemporary full polished paneled brown calf sympathetically rebacked.  $4800.


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1685 Large Folio King James Bible, Impressively Bound In Contemporary Calf With Brass Fittings 45. (BIBLE). The Holy Bible. Oxford, 1685. Large thick folio (12 by 17-1/2 inches), contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked at an early date in reverse pigskin, original engraved and bossed brass cornerpieces, centerpieces and clasps. $13,000. Beautifully bound large folio King James Bible in contemporary calf with engraved brass fittings, with stunning engraved title page. With engraved general title page, representing the veil of the Temple rent in two, and a small vignette view of the Theatre at Oxford. With New Testament title page, engraved by Burghers. Text finely printed in two columns with woodcut initials and ruled in red throughout. With Apocrypha. Herbert 797. Darlow & Moule 628. Wing B2554E. 18th-century notations to front pastedown; early owner annotations throughout. A few leaves with small burn marks, occasionally with minor loss of text. A most impressive volume.

Beautiful 1715 Amsterdam King James Bible, With The Geneva Notes, With Six Folding Maps— Including California Depicted As An Island—And Extra-Illustrated With 154 Engravings, Illustrated With Maps and Plates 46. (BIBLE). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments…. Amsterdam, 1715. Folio (10-1/2 by 17 inches), contemporary full diced paneled brown calf over beveled wooden boards sympathetically rebacked. $8500. Handsomely bound 1715 Amsterdam edition of the King James Bible, including the marginal notes of the Geneva Bible, with six folding maps—including a map of the New World depicting California as an island—and extra-illustrated with 154 engravings on 22 plates, in full contemporary calf. First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, language and literature. This edition likely hails from Amsterdam. In 1642, Joost Broerss of Amsterdam was the first publisher to produce a Bible combining the King James text with the Geneva Bible’s notes. “Between 1642 and 1715 at least five editions of the King James version were supplied with the Genevan notes… The marginal notes, those famous ‘spectacles for weak eyes’… along with the sacred text itself, exercised a most profound influence on the theological and ecclesiastical history of England and Scotland for the next two or three generations” (Bruce Metzger, Theology Today 17:3, October 1960). This edition also boasts 22 plates of 6 or 8 small engravings per plate, as well as six folding maps by Joseph Moxon. The world map depicts California as an island; “owing to a misinterpretation of certain reports from Spanish explorers,” California was often depicted as an island between 1622 and 1730 (Lister, 27). Bound with uniform 1715 editions of the Book of Common Prayer and Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter. Includes Apocrypha. Darlow & Moule 731. Herbert 936. Griffiths 1715:8. Maps occasionally strengthened along edges; plan of Jerusalem with mild loss to edges, along folds. Prayer book with light marginal dampstaining, minor marginal restoration. Mild loss to lower corner of leaf E3 in Apocrypha.An excellent copy.


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47. (BIBLE). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments…. London, 1813. Two volumes. Quarto (10 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary full paneled crimson straight-grain morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines.  $6500.

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Distinguished 1813 quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, beautifully bound as two volumes in contemporary full straight-grain morocco-gilt.

48. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1742. Folio (10 by 15-1/2 inches), contemporary full gilt-paneled brown sheep rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spine laid down, brass corners, clasps, and catches. $5500. Impressive 1742 edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, with engraved frontispiece view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, elegantly bound in contemporary full paneled leather-gilt with original brass corners, clasps, and catches. A stunning volume. Born of Thomas Cranmer’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspiration… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). With engraved frontispiece depicting St. Paul’s Cathedral, ornamental woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated woodcut initials. Griffiths 1742:1. Only slight soiling and creasing to a few leaves, expert paper reinforcement to frontispiece, A1-B4 and S2-S4 remargined, scattered expert paper repair and recornering, only light expected wear to original boards. An exceptional volume in a handsome contemporary binding, most desirable with original brass hardware.

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This impressive quarto edition reprints Eyre and Strahan’s quarto edition of seven years earlier. “The General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America recommended that this should be adopted as its standard edition…” (Darlow & Moule 1035). Originally issued as one volume; this copy divided into two at leaf [4M4], the first chapter of Jeremiah. With Apocrypha. Herbert 1580. Armorial bookplate. Calligraphic contemporary owner inscriptions; family record in first volume. Fine condition.


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49. (ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated leaf from a 15th-century Missale Romanum. England, circa 1450. Single sheet of parchment (11 by 16 inches), containing an initial letter on a gold-leaf ground and paragraph letters rendered in red, blue and black inks. Silk matted and window framed, entire piece measures 16-1/2 by 21 inches. $4800.

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Original medieval illuminated leaf from an English Missal in Latin, with a beautiful six-line initial letter “S” executed primarily in blue and red against a gold-leaf background, with intricate leaf-and-tendril designs extending throughout the margins. This richly illuminated leaf contains part of the Latin text of the Missale Romanum, produced in England (possibly Norwich) in a pointed High Gothic bookhand (textualis), in two columns of 39 lines each; with a six-line capital “S” executed primarily in blue and red against a gold-leaf background, with intricate leaf-and-tendril ascender and descender, and leaf decorations within the bowls of the letter. During the process of writing, the medieval scribe left spaces and provided instructions for the illuminator, who began his work by laying out the designs in graphite and reinforcing them with ink. These drawings were usually highly refined—by no means hasty sketches. The support was then coated with liquid size (animal glue dissolved in water) and the gilding begun, always executed before the actual painting. This is crucial for two reasons. The first is that gold will adhere to any pigment, ruining the design; and secondly the action of burnishing is vigorous and risks smudging any painting already around it. The final and most important stage was the painting itself. The pigment was mixed into gum arabic, a binding medium to which egg yolk, sugar, or ear wax was sometimes added. The painting technique was slow-paced, careful work with tiny, meticulous brushstrokes, creating clearly defined forms and homogenous areas of color. The whole process of book illumination was very time-consuming and costly, therefore the illuminated manuscript was almost exclusively a luxury item for the wealthy. See Ferrini 7. Three small areas of the illuminations with unobtrusive expert restoration. A splendid example in near-fine condition, beautifully framed.

Sumptuous Large Folio Book Of Common Prayer, In Fine Contemporary Morocco-Gilt 50. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Book of Common Prayer. London, 1742. Folio (10 by 16 inches), contemporary full paneled black morocco gilt, elaborately gilt decorated spine.  $4800. Impressive 1742 edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer. With engraved frontispiece depicting St. Paul’s Cathedral, ornamental woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated woodcut initials. Bound with a 1744 edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ metrical psalter. Griffiths 1742:1. Occasional light foxing; minor triangular loss to lower edge of first leaf, a blank. A few abrasions to distinguished contemporary morocco, gilt bright. A beautiful volume.


52. (HEBREW BIBLE). The Five Books of Moses in Hebrew, with the English Translation on the Opposite Page. London, 1787. Five volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf rebacked with original spine laid down.  $13,000.

Beautifully illustrated 1740 Venice Haggadah, with Italian translation printed in Hebrew characters. Includes Leone Modena’s commentary (Tzli Esh), a concise abridgement of Isaac Abrabanel’s earlier commentary. Beautifully bound in elaborately gilt full morocco. This 18th-century Venice Haggadah was printed in the esteemed tradition established in the same city in the previous century. “Among its visual highlights were a magnificent architectural border surrounding every page of text, woodcut initials enclosing miniature figures and scenes, and large woodcut illustrations placed at the top or bottom of almost every page… arranged into a meaningful biblical cycle that begins with Abraham and later focuses on the narratives actually recalled in the text of the Haggadah” (Yerushalmi 44-55) Includes the famous 13-panel illustration of the stages of the Seder, and the ten-panel depiction of the ten plagues, which became fixtures of illustrated Haggadahs after their first introduction in the 1609 Venice edition. Modena’s commentary first appeared in the 1629 Venetian edition; here, as in the 1629 edition, his commentary is printed within the architectural columns (alternating at times with the Judeo-Italian translation of the text). Title page printed in red and black, with decorative typographical border. Yudlov 187. Yaari 115. A few pages trimmed a little closely along top or bottom edges; expert paper repairs throughout, chiefly to lower and outer margins, though at times affecting decorative border and text with restoration supplied in neat facsimile. A very good copy of this lovely illustrated Judeo-Italian Haggadah.

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51. (HAGGADAH). Seder Haggadah shel Pesach. Venice, 1740. Folio, modern full black morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards; ff. 26. $8500.

Appearing within decades of the first publication of a separate Hebrew Bible in England, this printing of the Pentateuch— with parallel texts in Hebrew and English—proved an important event for both Jews and Christians in 18th-century England. With handsome engraved frontispiece plates and Haftorah text in each volume, this edition features a translation by David Levi, “a self-taught English Jew… regarded as the most authoritative spokesperson for Judaism in the English-speaking world. Christian writers on Judaism such as Hannah Adams in America and the abbe Henri Gregoire in France relied on Levi’s works for information about Jewish religion and practices… Since the English Jewish community of the time knew little or no Hebrew, Levi translated the Sephardic and Ashkenazi prayers books, and produced expositions and translations of much Jewish lore about ritual and practice. His texts were used by Jewish and Christian writers well into the 19th century” (Popkin, “David Levi,” Jewish Quarterly Review). Herbert, 302. Roth, 306. Light scattered foxing, bookseller stamp to upper margin of frontispiece plate in Numbers; expert restoration to contemporary tree calf.

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Beautifully Illustrated 1740 Judeo-Italian Haggadah, Printed In Venice

1787 Hebrew Bible, containing parallel pages of the English and Hebrew text as translated by respected Jewish scholar David Levi, with notes and engraved frontispiece plates by printer Lion Soesmans in each volume.

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1787 London Printing Of The Five Books Of Moses, With Parallel Hebrew And English Text As Translated By David Levi, “The Most Authoritative Spokesperson For Judaism” Of His Time


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“American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has said about it.” —James Baldwin

“Things Worth Reading… Things Worth The Writing”: Collector’s Federal Edition Of Benjamin Franklin’s Works, One Of 600 Sets Signed By The Publisher 53. FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Works of Benjamin Franklin. New York, 1904. Twelve volumes. Large octavo, modern full brown morocco gilt. $6500. “Collector’s Federal Edition” of the scientific essays, public and private correspondence and the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin—the Revolutionary philosopher, scientist and statesman who “snatched the lightning shaft from heaven and the sceptre from tyrants” (A.R.J. Turgot)—one of only 1000 sets and number 421 of 600 of those sets signed and numbered by the publisher, with tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portraits of Franklin on vellum in each volume. “Poor Richard said: ‘If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.’ Franklin did both… Franklin spent his first 42 years as a tradesman and businessman and his second 42 years as a natural philosopher, public servant and statesman. He was the most practical and perhaps the sanest of all the idealistic visionaries who have committed their lives to doing good for humankind” (ANB). Edited by renowned diplomat and author John Bigelow—the discoverer of the manuscript of Franklin’s famous Autobiography, which he printed correctly for the first time in 1868—The Works of Benjamin Franklin (first published 1887-88) “displaced all previous editions in its chronological arrangement and exact reproduction of the original texts” (DAB). Includes the text of more than 350 documents and letters, including correspondence with such key figures in the nation’s early history as Washington, Jefferson and Paine. The other 400 sets in this edition were unsigned by the publisher and were issued as the “Connosieur’s Federal Edition.” Marginal pencil owner inscription to page iii of Volume I. A handsome and comprehensive set in fine condition.


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john ja mes audubon “The Most Naturalistic Depiction Of American Mammals Ever Done”: First Octavo Edition Of Audubon’s Quadrupeds 54. AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York, 1849-54. Three volumes. Royal octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt, Volume I rebacked with original spine laid down.  $18,000. Rare first octavo edition of Audubon’s Quadrupeds, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates. Having built his reputation with the monumental Birds of America, Audubon began an equally imposing project: to capture on paper the astonishing variety of American mammals. The scope of the geographical range was immense, comprising the British and Russian possessions in America, the whole of the United States and its territories, California, and part of Mexico. Audubon traversed much of this territory, collecting specimens, skins, and live animals which he used as models for his paintings. Before the completion of the work, however, he suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed and partially blind. The Quadrupeds was completed due to the efforts of Audubon’s long-time friend and collaborator John Bachman, who contributed the text, and to both of his sons, particularly John Woodhouse, who painted in his father’s style and was himself greatly gifted. He “shouldered immense responsibilities both in the field and at the easel to bring the Quadrupeds to fruition,” and is in fact the artist responsible for about half of the completed paintings. (Ford, Audubon’s Animals, 7). “From the perspective of his quadrupeds, [Audubon’s] career unfolds with new fascination, leaving a fresh impression of his genius.” Bachman said of the Quadrupeds: “They are the most beautiful and perfect specimens of the art. I doubt whether there is anything in the world of natural history like them, I do not believe that there is any man living that can equal them” (Ford, 16 and 59). Audubon’s Quadrupeds “is a breathtaking accomplishment… the most naturalistic depiction of American mammals ever done” (Legacies of Genius 128). First state of Plate 29, “Rocky Mountain Neotoma” (drawn on stone by R. Trembly, printed by Nagel & Weingaertner). Sabin 2368. Nissen 163. Church 1357. Some wear to binding extremities. An extraordinarily clean set of the scarce first octavo edition with fine, vibrantly colored plates.


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Exceptional Set Of 117 Volumes Of The Annual Register 1758-1874, A Rare Continuous Run Of Largely First Editions, Most Uniformly Bound In Contemporary Calf, With Early Printings Of The Declaration Of Independence, The Constitution And Other Key Works 55. BURKE, Edmund, ed. The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature of the Year. 104 Volumes (including Index). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter polished brown calf. WITH: The Annual Register… New Series. London, 1758-1874. 12 Volumes. Octavo, original purple publisher’s cloth. 117 volumes altogether. $22,000. A magnificent set of an exceedingly rare continuous 117-volume run of largely first editions of the Annual Register, spanning over a century (1758-1874), with early printings of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution and other pivotal documents. Most volumes uniformly bound in handsome contemporary calf, with the New Series (1863-1874) in original publisher’s cloth. The Annual Register originated in 1758 at the suggestion of Edmund Burke, who was for some years editor and principal contributor. This exceptional set of 117 volumes features seminal early British printings of The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. All of the central political and historical events of the time are detailed in these handsomely bound volumes, including printings of numerous treaties, correspondence from Washington, British parliamentary acts and their colonial response, along with reportage from the Seven Years’ War between England and France, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. Also of interest are the contemporary reviews of important literary publications, including Chesterfield’s Letters, Smith’s Wealth of Nations, Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Robertson’s History of America, and Cook’s Voyages. “This most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events… contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War… and many other American subjects” (Sabin 1614). All volumes are first editions, with exceptions for the following years: 1758, 1759, 1767, 1773, 1793, 1794-1795, 1808, 1809, 1813 and 1815. The 1763 volume has four folding maps bound at rear. Lomazow 12. Lowndes 48. Sabin 1614. Bookplates. Bookseller tickets. Occasional owner signatures, one library inkstamp to title pages. Volume 104 with errata slip tipped to Contents page. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, occasional faint dampstaining, some New Series volumes with inner paper hinges starting but sound, slight edge-wear, occasional abrasions and light expert restoration to contemporary calf, light toning to spines of New Series volumes.


56. FRÉMONT, John Charles. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 184344. Washington, 1845. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt. $7000. First edition, Senate issue, of “one of the most important accounts in the history of the exploration of the Rockies,” illustrated with 22 lithographic plates and five maps, including the monumental large folding 1845 map of “the wilderness which lies between the Missouri and the shores of the Pacific” by Charles Preuss. A cornerstone of early western exploration, documenting Frémont’s two great expeditions. The first, of 1842, explored the country between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, the second, of 1843-44, to Oregon and Northern California, traveling from the Great Salt Lake to Vancouver, then south to San Francisco, and finally east over the California desert. Fremont’s expeditions were largely responsible for opening the West. Of special importance is the very large folding map by Charles Preuss, a map which made 1845 “one of the towering years in the story of Western cartography” (Wheat II:194). Preuss was perhaps the greatest topographer in the history of American map-making, and his accurate Frémont map was of primary importance to those hoping to undertake the difficult journey west. “The year 1846 was destined to bring a veritable explosion of national expansion, with the outbreak of war with Mexico, settlement of the Oregon question, and immense overland emigration to both Oregon and California—in which emigration Frémont’s report and map was of great significance” (Wheat). Senate issue (the preferred issue), with 22 lithographic plates and five maps, including the important Preuss map. Howes F370. Wagner-Camp 115:1. Pencil gift inscription; bookseller ticket, bookplate. Interior quite clean with foxing to some plates only. Paper repair to Preuss folding map. Light rubbing to morocco extremities and light toning to spine, evidence of spine number removal. An exceptional copy in near-fine condition.

“Hamilton Established The Prose Of American Statecraft”: The Works Of Alexander Hamilton, Edited By Henry Cabot Lodge 57. HAMILTON, Alexander. The Works of Alexander Hamilton. New York and London, 1904. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original dark green morocco gilt. $8500. “Connoisseur’s Federal Edition,” number 3 of only 400 sets, of the definitive Works of Hamilton, containing The Federalist, extensive correspondence, and key state papers by the founding father whose pivotal works crafted “a clear and prescient vision of America’s future political, military, and economic strength” (Ron Chernow). Praised by Theodore Roosevelt as “‘the most brilliant American statesman who ever lived’… Alexander Hamilton was the supreme double threat among the founding fathers, at once thinker and doer, sparkling theoretician and masterful executive. He and Madison were the prime movers behind the summoning of the Constitutional Convention… [and] as first treasury secretary and principal architect of the new government, Hamilton took constitutional principles and fused them with expansive life… No other founder articulated such a clear and prescient vision of America’s future political, military and economic strength… He was the pivotal force in four consecutive presidential elections… leaving copious commentary on virtually every salient issue of the day” (Chernow, 4-5). Henry Cabot Lodge edited this definitive edition of Hamilton’s works, which first appeared in 1885 and includes the full text of The Federalist, Hamilton’s landmark financial proposals, extensive correspondence, and the controversial Reynolds pamphlet, in which Hamilton rebuts charges of political corruption but admits to an adulterous affair. Interiors fine; spines uniformly toned to brown. A fine, handsome set.

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A Landmark In Western Exploration: Frémont’s Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains, With Monumental Preuss Map Of The Northwest


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Among The Most Important Early 19th-Century Western Explorations: James’ Rocky Mountains 58. JAMES, Edwin. Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819, 1820. London, 1823. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black morocco gilt. $9200. First English edition, issued the same year as the first American edition, of this account—along with the accounts of Lewis and Clark and Pike, widely acclaimed one of the three key narratives of early Western exploring expeditions. Illustrated with one large folding map, eight full-page aquatints (three hand-colored— the English edition is the first with hand-colored plates) and one folding topographic elevation. Stephen Long’s landmark expedition, more ambitious than any previous American expedition to the Trans-Mississippi West, resulted in a number of historical firsts. James was Colorado’s first botanist; the first to ascend a 14,000-foot peak in North America (James’ Peak, later renamed Pike’s Peak); and the first to relate a journey up the Platte and down the Canadian and Arkansas rivers from above Fort Smith. His findings supplemented the explorations of Pike and Lewis and Clark in the areas of geography, botany, natural history, and the customs, manners, and rites of a number of Indian tribes. “One of the best books on the Mississippi Valley and its inhabitants” (Stevens 1741). “This map was… copied, even to the style of lettering of ‘Great American Desert,’ by numerous cartographers. Lewis and Clark’s published map of 1814 and this map (and to a lesser extent that of Pike) were the progenitors of an entire class of maps of the American Transmississippi West” (Wheat II:80). First published earlier the same year in Philadelphia. This first English edition combines “into one map the ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ sections of the engraved map as published in the American edition” (Wheat). It is also the first edition with hand-colored plates. Streeter 1784. Howes J41[b]. Sabin 35683. Armorial bookplates. Occasional light foxing and offsetting, as usual. Minor abrasions to boards. A very nearly fine set in handsome contemporary bindings.

“I Have Sworn… Eternal Hostility Against Every Form Of Tyranny Over The Mind Of Man”: First Edition Of The First Collection Of Jefferson’s Writings 59. JEFFERSON, Thomas. Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville, 1829. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter polished brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down. $6500. First edition of the first published collection of Jefferson’s writings, an impressive four-volume work edited by his grandson, featuring Jefferson’s journal and important correspondence, with a four-page folding facsimile of his manuscript of the Declaration of Independence, handsomely bound. This four-volume collection begins with a memoir written by Jefferson at age 77, and includes a journal kept by him while Secretary of State during Washington’s administration. “The rest consists exclusively of a voluminous correspondence, ranging from 1775, after blood had been spilt in Boston, to June 1826, only ten days before his death” (Sabin 35891). Includes Jefferson’s famous letter to Benjamin Rush, in which he declared, “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” With four-page folding facsimile of Jefferson’s manuscript of the Declaration of Independence, and engraved frontispiece portrait after Gilbert Stuart in Volume IV. Without half titles. Howes R60. Shoemaker 39133. Interiors with usual light scattered foxing, occasional embrowning. An extremely good copy in lightly worn contemporary bindings.


60. SEAVER, James. A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison. Canandaigua, New York, 1824. 12mo, modern half brown morocco, original paper boards, custom clamshell box. $6500. First edition, with the separate page of copyright. “Extremely rare and for many years unknown to bibliographers and collectors” (Braislin 1630). A true American rarity. “This narrative of the first white woman to see the Ohio River is one of the most important sources of our knowledge of the Iroquois and especially the Indian campaigns of the Revolution” (Eberstadt 130: 455). “The first edition and for years shamelessly scarce, for, with great effrontery, it has evaded the attempts of collectors and bibliographers to capture it” (Rosenbach 7: 1127). “Jemison was captured by the Senecas in 1758 at the age of 12, the rest of her family having been massacred. She was initially taken from near Ft. Pitt to eastern Ohio, but after the French and Indian War the tribe moved north to western New York state. There are long accounts of the Revolutionary War in upstate New York, as well as incidents of later frontier fights through the War of 1812, and Mrs. Jemison’s life in the area around Buffalo from the Revolutionary period to 1823. Jemison’s account was recorded when she was 77 by Dr. James Seaver... Jemison lived with the Senecas until her death at 90, having married several times, and continuing to live with the tribe even after the Revolution, when she was free to return to white society.” “This well-written narrative, purporting to be only the biography of a captive among the Senecas, is really the best resume we have of incidents in the history and common life of the Seneca Indians” (Field 1381). This scarce first edition not in Sabin, Field or Paullin (first edition given is that of 1826). Church 1334. Ayer, 248. Howes S263. Contemporary owner signature. Expected usual embrowning and soiling to interior. Early paper or tape repairs to a dozen pages, affecting readability on pages 40, 52, and 63-64. Contemporary boards rubbed. An extremely good copy, exceptionally scarce in contemporary boards.

The Long Expedition Of 1823, With Valuable Descriptions Of The Sioux And Chippeway And Folding Map Of The Western Route 61. KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter’s River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, Performed in the Year 1823. Philadelphia, 1824. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full polished tan calf, custom slipcase. $4200. First edition of the leading work on Major Long’s second expedition to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi, with large folding map of the route and 15 engraved plates depicting views and scenes of Native American life. A trained mineralogist and historiographer, Keating accompanied the second western expedition organized under Major Stephen Long; the first had been the 1820 expedition to the Rocky Mountains described in James’ Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains. Keating’s account is “almost a cyclopedia of material relating to the Indians of the explored territory. Nothing escaped the attention of the gentlemen who accompanied the expedition; and their statements regarding the customs, character and numbers of the Sioux and Chippeway tribes, are among the most valuable we have of those people” (Field). Volume II contains a valuable ten-page comparative vocabulary of the Sauk, Sioux, Chippeway and Cree languages. Wagner-Camp 26b:1. Sabin 37137. Streeter III:1785. Graff 2280. Field 949. Shoemaker 16763. With armorial bookplates of Francis Currer, a distinguished English bibliophile deemed by Dibdin “the head of all female book collectors in Europe.” Light scattered foxing. Slightest rubbing to spines. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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john f. k ennedy Profiles In Courage, Inscribed By John F. Kennedy 62. KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, 1956. Octavo, original black and blue cloth, later issue dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $10,000. First edition, early printing (within a year of the first) of Kennedy’s best-known book, warmly inscribed by him, “To Dan Meninger with very best wishes, John Kennedy.” “A series of sketches of American politicians who risked their careers in the cause of principle… ‘A man does what he must,’ Kennedy wrote, ‘-in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis of all human morality’… the book was popular history of high order, and it received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957” (DAB). Early printing, within a year after the first. Dust jacket from the “Inaugural Edition.” See Newcomb 6. Book with light rubbing. Price-clipped dust jacket slightly soiled and rubbed with a few short closed tears. A near-fine copy, desirable inscribed by Kennedy.


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mck en ney a nd h a ll “Truly A Landmark In American Culture”: McKenney’s Indian Tribes Of North America, With 121 Splendid Hand-Colored Plates 63. McKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, 1865-70. Three volumes. Royal octavo, publisher’s full brown morocco.  $32,000. Beautiful octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color-plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 121 splendid hand-colored lithographic plates, most after Charles Bird King’s original oil paintings, “the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed” (Howes). An exceptional set, fine in publisher’s deluxe morocco. Thomas McKenney, Superintendent of Indian Affairs under Presidents Madison, Monroe, Adams and Jackson, began dreaming of an Indian Archive, “preserved for the information of future generations and long after the Indians will have been no more,” in 1816 and for the next 15 years commissioned Charles Bird King to paint portraits of famous Indian leaders who visited Washington. McKenney’s goal was to educate the American public about these great warriors and chiefs and to preserve them for posterity in a series of beautiful portraits. Most of the portraits herein are from the original oil paintings by King; the rest are from watercolors executed in the field by a young frontier artist named James Otto Lewis. Once finished the portraits were housed in the Smithsonian, where they remained until destroyed in a fire in 1865. As a result the folio and octavo editions are vital in their “faithful recording of the features and dress of celebrated American Indians who lived and died long before the age of photography” (McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery, 23). First published in folio in 1836-44 and in octavo in 1848-50. Howes M129. Sabin 43411. Field 992. Bookplates. Plates and text fresh and clean. A beautiful set in fine condition.


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a br a h a m lincoln Lincoln As President Pardons A Prisoner 64. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph note signed. Washington, DC, January 16, 1864. Lined paper (3 by 2-1/4 inches), photographic portrait (3-1/2 by 6 inches). Framed, entire piece measures 10 by 15 inches. $15,000. Autograph endorsement signed by Lincoln as President: “Robert H. Strong, named within, is hereby pardoned as to the unexecuted part of his sentence. A. Lincoln. Jan. 16, 1864.� Seven lines of text. Photograph of Lincoln is a copy of one taken by Alexander Gardner in Washington DC between early February and mid-April 1865. Two small light pencil marks to margins. Only very lightest creasing and soiling. A fine piece with most unusual and desirable content.


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a br a h a m lincoln Legal Manuscript Entirely In Lincoln’s Hand And Signed By Him 65. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph manuscript signed. Springfield, February 25, 1842. Folio, single sheet measuring 12-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches, framed with photographic print, entire piece measures 20-1/2 by 21-1/2 inches. $15,000. Original autograph legal document entirely in Abraham Lincoln’s hand and signed by him, dating from his second law partnership with Stephen T. Logan, this being a praecipe and bond for Langley vs. Goode, 1842. Lincoln’s legal briefs are becoming increasingly important owing to recent interest by The Lincoln Legal Papers in Springfield in compiling and publishing his cases. “Lincoln’s professional life remains surprisingly inaccessible to the historian, though the problem in this realm is largely archival. The documents from Lincoln’s legal practice are only now being systematically gathered from Illinois courthouses…. We do know that Lincoln was admitted to the bar in 1836 and quickly became John Todd Stuart’s law partner… Lincoln was a diligently successful lawyer” (Neely, 30). Lincoln partnered with Stephen Logan from 1841 to 1844. Logan claimed that Lincoln’s “‘knowledge of law was very small’ at the time” and that Lincoln “only began to study law and develop ‘considerable ambitions in the law’ under his tutelage” (Neely, Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia). The present document is a praecipe and bond in the case of Jesse Langley vs. John C. Goode. Langley sought to recover a $900.00 debt owed to him by Goode. The case, and this filing, are noted by Miers, Lincoln Day by Day, p. 178, from Court records; the document is apparently otherwise unpublished. Minor expert reinforcement to folds on verso. A fine Lincoln legal document from his early years as a lawyer.


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gener a l pat ton General George S. Patton Jr’s Personal Copy Of Xenophon, Thrice Signed By Him, With His Extensive Marginalia, Additionally Signed And Inscribed By His Son General Patton, Who Served With Honor In The Korean And Vietnam Wars 66. (PATTON, George S.) JACKS. L.V. Xenophon, Soldier of Fortune. New York, 1930. Octavo, original red cloth, custom clamshell box. $12,500. First edition, association copy belonging to General George S. Patton Jr, signed by him on book’s spine and front board, and inscribed, “G.S. Patton Jr, Apr 23, 1930,” containing Patton’s marginalia throughout, this exceptional copy even more notable in possessing the signature and date of “1973” on the half title—both written by Patton’s son, a general who distinguished himself in the Korean and Vietnam wars—with the son’s initial “R” and date of “1973” written on the spine below his father’s “R,” indicating that both father and son read this work. “General George S. Patton Jr. has earned a place in the pantheon of authentic American heroes…. [Yet] his great success on the battlefield did not come about by chance…. He read voraciously and… It was his custom to scribble in the margins of his books and later type or inscribe the results… During the interwar years Patton consulted an eclectic list of the famous and the lesser known, ranging from Napoleon and Clausewitz to du Picq, Jomini, Cromwell, Xenophon and Frederick the Great (D’Este, Patton, 3-4, 317-18). This rare association copy of Jacks’ Xenophon—Patton’s own copy from that period—is thrice signed by him and extensively annotated throughout. In addition Patton handed down this copy to his son General George S. Patton, who served with honor in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and also and made his annotations herein. In addition both men initialed “R” on the spine, attesting both read the book. General Patton Jr.’s margin notes herein include his note of “leadership” alongside a description of Cyrus freeing a wagon trapped in the mud when its drivers refused to get out and push­”—recalling one of Patton’s famous quotes: “Leadership is the thing that wins battles. I have it, but I’ll be damned if I can define it.” Without scarce dust jacket. From the library of Robert Patton, son of General George S. Patton and grandson of General George S. Patton Jr. Text fresh, lightest bit of soiling to bright gilt-lettered cloth.An exceedingly rare assocation copy in near-fine condition.


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henry dav id thoreau “A Central Document Of The American Experience”: First Edition Of Thoreau’s Walden 67. THOREAU, Henry David. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston, 1854. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom full morocco pull-off case. $16,500. First edition of this important American classic, one of only 2000 copies published. A desirable unrestored copy. “Thoreau’s Walden occupies a special place in our American heritage. Moreover, the book is still alive and vibrant, and it reaches out to touch the life of each one of us who is receptive… it has come to be thought a central document in the American experience” (Thorpe, Treasures of the Huntington Library). “For almost a hundred years an inspiration to naturelovers, to philosophers, to sociologists… and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity” (Grolier, 100 American, 63). With lithographed map of Walden Pond facing page 307; advertisements at rear dated April 1854. BAL 20106. Myerson A2.1.a. Johnson 73. Bookplate of Agnes Neustadt, an accomplished collector in several areas including books and art. Ink owner signature on title page. Pencil owner signature. Occasional marginal pencil markings. Text generally extremely fresh with only a few instances of scattered soiling to text, a bit of light rubbing to cloth (far less than usual), wear to extremities, mainly affecting spine ends, gilt exceptionally bright. A completely unrestored copy in near-fine condition. Quite scarce.


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The Laws Of The United States Of America, Philadelphia 1796-1799, Rare Set Of Acts Passed By The First Five Congresses—The Scarce First Folwell Editions 68. (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). The Laws of the United States of America. Philadelphia, 1796-99. Four volumes. Octavo, period-style full brown tree calf gilt.  $5200. First editions of official printings of Laws of the United States as passed by the first five Congresses, the scarce first Folwell editions, Volumes I-IV, rarely found complete, containing legislation from the First Congress in 1789 and continuing through to the Fifth Congress, with early printings of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Alien and Sedition Acts. Scarce and important. As the nation struggled to find its footing after Independence, the first five Congresses faced fierce divide over everything from a banking system to a site for the nation’s capital. It was evident that “every major issue… in those first years was bound to have disproportionate consequences on the republic’s future” (Elkins & McKitrick, 146). This first Folwell edition of The Laws of the United States of America, complete with the seldom-seen 4th volume, is one of the earliest collections of laws passed by those first five Congresses. “This edition, published under an order of the Congress of the United States, has many peculiar advantages… comprising in itself a complete Digest of all the Laws of the United States” (Evans). these volumes contain laws establishing the Treasury, judiciary and military, the Mint, presidential powers, the admission of new states into the Union, and early official printings of the Alien and Sedition Acts, along with early collected printings of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Treaty of Paris, together with the proposed Bill of Rights, and key treaties with European and Indian nations. According to Evans, the third volume, though dated 1796, was not printed before 1797. Volume IV published same year William Ross’s Acts. Harvard Law Catalogue II:803. Sabin 39424. Owner signature (Vol. IV). Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing. Fine condition, handsomely bound and most scarce.

First Edition Of Booker T. Washington’s Black-Belt Diamonds, Inscribed By Him In The Year Of Publication 69. WASHINGTON, Booker T. Black-Belt Diamonds. New York, 1898. 16mo, original green cloth gilt. $5200. Rare first edition of the first published compilation of Booker T. Washington’s speeches, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, “Miss Anne W. Abbott from Booker T. Washington, July 12, 1898.” “By the mid-1880s Washington was becoming a fixture on the nation’s lecture circuit. This exposure both drew attention and dollars to Tuskegee”—i.e., the Tuskegee Institute (later Tuskegee University), the school for black students of which Washington became head in 1881—“and allowed the black educator to articulate his philosophy of racial advancement… The decade after 1895 was for Washington the most influential period of his life, if that influence is measured by his demand as a speaker and the power he wielded among white political leaders,” as evidenced by President McKinley’s visit to Tuskegee in the year of this book’s publication (ANB). With frontispiece portrait of the author. Work, 478. The recipient was likely writer Anne W. Abbott, who invented several of the first American board and card games and was also one of the harshest critics of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne upon its publication in 1850. Later ink annotation regarding provenance and institutional inkstamp to front free endpaper. Frontispiece expertly reattached. Text block with a bit of light dampstaining toward bottom of gutter, light offsetting to pages 46-47, 84-85. Minor abrasions to cloth, gilt bright. A near-fine inscribed copy.


70. WASHINGTON, George. The Writings of George Washington. New York and London, 1889-93. Fourteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark green morocco gilt.  $8000. Letterhead edition, number 164 of only 750 copies, of Washington’s writings, collected and edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. The mass of extant papers and correspondence by George Washington is so vast (including manuscripts bound in 302 volumes in the Library of Congress, original diaries and account books contained in another 50 volumes, and his letters during the Revolution in 44 volumes) that no attempt was made to prepare any comprehensive collection of his writings prior to 1931. This set, edited by scholar Worthington Chauncey Ford, “is the most useful edition” (DAB X:527) and is considered the first comprehensive collection, superseding Jared Sparks’ earlier (1833-37) effort; the United States Government Printing Office would not publish Washington’s writings until the release of its 39-volume compilation between 1931 and 1944. Bookplates. A very handsome set in fine condition. Scarce.

Rare Broadside Of The Joint Resolution Declaring War On Germany, 1941, Inscribed From A Member Of A U.S. Government Planning Division To An HMS Resolution Telegraphist And Employee Of Britain’s GCHQ 71. WORLD WAR II. Senate Joint Resolution 119. Washington, December 11, 1941. Single sheet, measuring 8 by 12 inches. $9200. Rare first printing broadside of Senate Joint Resolution 199, declaring war between the government and people of the United States and the government of Germany, inscribed by a member of a U.S. government planning division (possibly at the White House) to an HMS Resolution telegraphist and an employee of Britain’s GCHQ. Four days after Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt announced that Germany had declared war on the United States and requested Congress to recognize a state of war between the United States and Germany. Senate Joint Resolution 119 formally declared war against Germany and authorized the use of the “entire naval and military forces of the United States.” It passed, 88 votes to nil. This rare broadside printing was printed in Washington for distribution immediately after the resolution carried. With stamp reading, “Passed Dec 11 1941 Planning Division” and stamp of Daniel T. Davidson. The verso bears a pencil inscription, evidently written at the end of the war, from Davidson, who worked in Communications and Planning—possibly at the White House—to an old friend, Victor Harland. It reads: “Dear Vic, There are official copies printed in the Gov’t Printing office. We are very busy. I just finished working 26 hours. Don’t wait until you have time to write a letter, but mail a postcard so we will know you are all right. Best of Luck fellow, Don, Dot and the kids.” The recipient, Victor Harland, was a telegraphist on the HMS Resolution when it was torpedoed off Algeria in 1940. The ship made it back to Philadelphia and Harland was billeted to Davidson. Harland went on to work at GCHQ, Britain’s information and signals intelligence agency. Folds to broadside, a few minor spots of foxing, a few pinpoint holes at folds. A near-fine and most desirable piece.

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A rt, Illustrated and Children's Books, Including Original A rtwork and Plate Books “The Theatrical Artist Who… Captured The Mood Of The Age”: Costumes By Barbier For The 1919 Production Of Casanova 72. (BARBIER, George) ROSTAND, Maurice. Panorama Dramatique: Casanova. Décors et Costumes par George Barbier. Paris, 1921. Slim quarto, contemporary half green morocco gilt. $4800. First edition of this splendid collection of costumes and sets by George Barbier for Rostand’s Casanova, with 24 full-page line cuts in his characteristic Art Deco style, colored in pochoir by Jacomet. Maurice Rostand’s play in three acts, performed at the Bouffes-Parisiens in 1919, “compresses in small compass the outstanding incidents in the life of Casanova” (Sisley Huddleston). The costume and set designs were the work of Art Deco legend George Barbier. “Between the end of the War and the later 1920s much of Barbier’s time was claimed by theatrical design. This new career began with Rostand’s Casanova… Other successes followed, and for a time he was the most sought-after costume designer in Paris, recognized as the theatrical artist who better than any other had captured the mood of the age” (Gordon Ray). Barbier designed costumes and sets for the Ballet Russes and later created décors and costumes for music-halls, movies and the Folies Bergère. Renowned for his fashion plates in the leading magazines of the time, including the Gazette du Bon Ton and Vogue, his artistic style is recognized by a characteristically elegant, stylized line. Originally issued loose in portfolio, the plates in this copy are all expertly mounted on stubs. Captions in French. Colas 215. Hiler, 64. Plates fine, colors true, lightest toning of spine. A fine copy.

Lovely Original Signed Gouache And Watercolor By George Barbier 73. BARBIER, George. Original signed watercolor, “Le Jeune Marin à la Fleur.” Paris, circa 1912. Original watercolor drawing heightened with gouache (9-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches); framed, entire piece measures 14 by 14 inches. $3800. Early original signed gouache and watercolor of “a young sailor with a flower” by legendary fashion designer and painter George Barbier. “George Barbier is one of the most valuable and most significant artists of our time, so rich in all kinds of talent and original ideas. When our age is past… it will just take a few drawings of Barbier to revive the taste and spirit of our time… When I look at Barbier’s costumes for the stage, I see the characters of those magical stories come to life before me and tempt my imagination” (Edmond Jaloux). This illustration dates from Barbier’s earlier years of painting, and demonstrates his growing mastery of his techniques. Throughout his career, Barbier increasingly focused on the use of bright watercolors and stylized lines to create richly vivid, elegant portraits, with no extraneous information to detract from the viewer’s appreciation of form and color. A lovely, fine painting, most desirable and rare, from a vital period in Barbier’s career.


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First edition of Aubrey Beardsley’s magnificently illustrated version of Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, one of only 1500 copies of the twovolume issue, with 16 full-page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders, and 288 in-text decorations. Beautifully bound by Bayntun.

75. BULLIET, C.J. Venus Castina. Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human. New York, 1928. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt. $2200. First limited edition, number 454 of 960 copies printed on aurelian paper, extra-illustrated with 180 plates, 43 of them in color, and Oscar Wilde’s signature dated “Nov. 26. ’84” in his hand. tipped in to Volume I. Venus Castina was a form of the Roman goddess Venus, associated with feminine souls locked in male bodies. Her worshipers included both men and women. According to Herodotus, Venus cursed a group of Scythians who had pillaged her temple at Ascelon by turning them into women. The illustrations in this copy include a variety of landscapes and portraits of royal, historical, and mythical personages. Originally issued with 11 illustrations by Alexander King, which do not appear in this copy. Wilde’s signature tipped in below his portrait, opposite page 156 in Volume I. Fine condition.

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“William Morris’ view of a book as a unified work of art with all the visual elements in harmony… resulted in the production of several profusely decorated Malorys… An immediate response to the Kelmscott books was J.M. Dent’s Morte Darthur (1893-94),” containing 20 illustrations and numerous decorations and embellishments “by the then-unknown Aubrey Beardsley. Though a Burne-Jones influence was evident in the early chapters, Beardsley soon developed the Art Nouveau style characterized by whiplash line, abstract floral motifs and starkly contrasted black-and-white forms. Far more original was his treatment of content, for his knights, lethargic and spiritless, are completely dominated by their mistresses and the fays. Far from glorifying chivalric romance, Beardsley satirized it, shocking Victorian sensibilities with his effeminate heroes, androgynous nudes, lecherous satyrs and sensual angels” (Lacy, 46). The text follows William Caxton’s edition (published 1485) of Thomas Malory’s classic. This, Beardsley’s first illustrated book, won him “instant recognition and the artistic leadership of a decade often known as the ‘Beardsley period’… The Malory drawings are his strongest illustrations” (The Artist and the Book 16). Originally published in two issues, both in 12 separate parts: 300 numbered copies in gray wrappers, printed on Van Gelder paper (later bound in three volumes, usually full vellum); and 1500 copies in green wrappers (later usually bound in two volumes). Beardsley’s death four years later cut his brilliant career tragically short. Lasner 22. Bookplate. A lovely copy in fine condition.

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76. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Decisive Moment. New York, 1952. Folio, original pictorial boards and original dust jacket designed by Matisse. $6500. First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, featuring 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers.” Cover designs and matching jacket by Matisse. “Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the ‘decisive moment’­­­—that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect… Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century” (Blodgett, 96)—“the Raphael of 20th-century photographers” (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson’s most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. “The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images à la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success” (Roth, 134). With separate caption pamphlet laid in. Parr & Badger, 308-09. Open Book, 154-55. Interior fine. Paper spine, bright dust jacket and front free endpaper with light expert restoration. A beautiful copy.

“There Was No Better Model For Me… Than The Universe”: One Of Only 225 Large Folio Copies Signed By Calder And Poet Jacques Prévert, With Seven Stunning Original Large Color Aquatints By Calder 77. (CALDER, Alexander) PRÉVERT, Jacques. Fêtes. Paris, 1971. Large folio (14 by 19 inches), 12 loose gatherings containing seven color aquatints, as issued in original illustrated stiff paper wrappers and original orange cloth clamshell box. $12,000. Beautiful limited “edition originale,” number 131 of only 225 copies, of Jacques Prévert’s Fêtes, with cover illustration and seven stunning, deeply etched color aquatints by Calder, signed in pencil by both Calder and Prévert. A beautiful production in fine condition. Calder’s development into abstraction was largely influenced by the work of Piet Mondrian, from whom Calder adopted a “spartan palette” of brilliant primary colors, black and white. The seven striking lithographs in this edition reflect this style while intimating the symbolism and movement of Calder’s other work, particularly his famous mobiles. With their bold star, moon, and spiral images, these striking aquatints are in keeping with Calder’s artistic vision: “From the beginning of my abstract work… I felt there was no better model for me to choose than the Universe” (DAB). “When an artist explains what he is doing,” he wrote in 1937, “he either has to scrap what he has explained, or make subsequent work fit in with the explanation.” His large, bold abstract aquatints for Prevert’s Fêtes require no explanation. Text in French. Logan 152. A fine copy, with only a slight scuff to corner of original box.


78. CASSIN, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Philadelphia, 1856. Royal octavo, modern three-quarter burgundy morocco. $8500. First edition, with 50 splendid hand-colored lithographic plates of Western birds, including species discovered since the appearance of Audubon’s Birds and intended as a supplement to that great work.

79. IRIBE, Paul and COCTEAU, Jean. Le Mot. Numbers 1-20. Paris, 1914-15. Bound volume of all 20 issues. Atlas folio (11 by 17 inches), mid-20th-century half pale red cloth. $4200. Complete set of 20 original numbers of this World War I journal of French style and taste, with cover designs by Paul Iribe (two by Cocteau) and interior illustrations by Iribe, Cocteau, Sem, Dufy, Bakst, Lhote, Gleizes, and Pierre-Emile Legrain. Founded by fashion designer Paul Iribe and supported by trend-setter Jean Cocteau, Le Mot was a wartime sequel to François Bernouard’s Schéhérazade: Album Mensuel d’Oeuvres Inédites d’Art et de Littérature (1909-11). The primary purpose of Le Mot was to establish an entirely French artistic style and taste—uninfluenced by German modernism—by “arguing for a sensibility that was both patriotic and progressive… Le Mot’s advocacy of a middle ground between conservatism and radicalism amounted to a call for a revived classicism, a meshing of advanced art and high style to create a new kind of modernism that was appealing yet challenging and anti-bourgeois” (Mary E. Davis). The January 1915 issue proclaimed, “Between ‘good taste’ and vulgarity, both of them boring, there is a way that is both moderate and spirited—the tact to understand just how far to go too far.” In keeping with its principles, Le Mot supported such French modernists as André Gide, Albert Gleizes, Roger de La Fresnaye and Raoul Dufy. Cocteau’s contributions consisted of poems, articles, and numerous drawings, mostly of German atrocities (pseudonymously signed “Jim”). This set contains the additional censored cover for Number 8. Armorial bookplate. A fine set, with only light foxing (mostly to Number 16), minor rubbing to corners of marbled boards. Rare.

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“In the spring of 1845, John James Audubon, North America’s most widely-celebrated naturalist and best-known painter of birds, met for the first and last time the inconspicuous academic who would eventually succeed him as the dean of American ornithologists—John Cassin” (Peck, I-3). “Probably no other ornithologist of his day had such a knowledge of the literature of the subject” (DAB). Cassin’s Birds of California is among the most significant and earliest books “representative of the era of western expansion of American ornithology” (Ellis & Mengel). The work was originally published in ten parts between 1852 and 1855 and contains full-page plates and detailed descriptions of 50 species of birds “not given by former American authors.” It also includes a “general synopsis of North American Ornithology,” in which Cassin compares American birds with species from elsewhere around the world. “No American had ever offered such a comprehensive analysis” (Peck, I-7). The plates for Cassin were made from drawings by G.G. White and executed along the same lines as Audubon’s, both the lithographer, William Hitchcock, and the printer, J.T. Bowen, having worked extensively on Audubon’s Birds and on the Quadrupeds as well. Anker 92. Zimmer, 124. Nissen 173. Sabin 11369. Early ink owner signature. Pencil notation on copyright page. Plates bright and generally clean with vivid hand-coloring, dampstain and expert paper repairs at inner corners of first two leaves of text, a few closed marginal tears. A near-fine copy, beautifully bound.

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m a rgery w illi a ms bi a nco “He Was A Real Rabbit At Last”: First Edition Of The Velveteen Rabbit 80. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BIANCO, Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit. London, 1922. Tall octavo, original pictorial boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $22,000. First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue) of this beloved children’s classic, “one of the first modern picture books, a perfect combination of story and pictures” (Mahony, 234), with seven beautiful color chromolithographs (three double-page) by William Nicholson. “Margery Bianco’s first children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit, was written while she was living in England… Her own two children were young and at an age when toys meant much to them. She had vivid memories of the toys she had loved as a child, and this thinking about toys and remembering toys suddenly brought them to life. The Velveteen Rabbit introduced English artist, William Nicholson, to the field of children’s books” (Meigs et al., 473). Nicholson’s work has been placed “in the front rank among picture-books of this century” (Marcus Crouch). The first English and American editions of The Velveteen Rabbit, both printed by Whitefriars Press in Tonbridge and published simultaneously by Heinemann and Doran, are extremely rare. With colophon that identifies the printer and states that the colored illustrations were done via lithography by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Only the first printing of the book occurs with the chromolithographic plates as originally drawn by Nicholson (contemporary reprints were photo-mechanically reduced). See Bader, 25; Silvey, 487. Contemporary gift inscription to half title. A few small stray crayon marks to generally fine interior. Boards with small loss to spine head, slight rubbing and soiling. Unobtrusive crayon mark to front panel of dust jacket, with expert restoration, primarily to spine, flap joints and edges. A lovely copy.


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81. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. New York, 1964. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $8500.

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First edition, first issue, of Dahl’s deliciously delightful tale of magic and morality, with numerous in-text illustrations by Joseph Schindelman. “Charlie earned for its author a cult following among child readers… Dahl has been called a literary genius; his books have been considered modern fairy tales” (Silvey, 186). “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is already a great classic work… [and] one of the most enduring post-war children’s books… Dahl is undeniably special” (Connolly, 102). First issue, in full red cloth and with six lines of publishing information on last page (instead of five). First-issue dust jacket, with no ISBN number on rear panel. Owner signatures. Book fine. Price-clipped dust jacket bright and lovely with only a few small closed tears, two tape repairs to verso. A nearly fine copy.

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82. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) DISNEY STUDIOS. Walt Disney’s Fantasia. New York, 1940. Folio, original tan cloth, dust jacket, custom slipcase. $12,500. First edition of the lavishly illustrated companion volume to Disney’s animated musical masterpiece, with numerous color images from the film—including 16 mounted color plates—boldly and warmly inscribed, “To Herb Griffin with all best wishes, Walt Disney.” “Motion picture history was made at the Broadway Theatre last night with the spectacular world premiere of Walt Disney’s long-awaited Fantasia… Mr. Disney and his troop of little men, together with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and a corps of sound engineers, have fashioned with music and colors and animated figures on a screen a creation so thoroughly delightful and exciting in its novelty that one’s senses are captivated by it, one’s imagination is deliciously inspired” (New York Times, November 14, 1940). Disney said of his animated orchestral masterpiece, “Fantasia is timeless. It may run ten, 20, 30 years… Fantasia is an idea in itself. I can never build another.” Fantasia in book form is a compilation of the most memorable images from the movie, accompanied by popular composer Deems Taylor’s lively interpretive text and conductor Leopold Stokowski’s foreword. Only tiny marginal creases to two plates. Scattered light foxing. Expert repair to front inner paper hinge. Cloth with small split to joint at right spine head, light rubbing to corners, mild soiling. Price-clipped dust jacket with mild edgewear, including minor loss to spine ends and ends of folds. Disney’s presentation quite large and bold. A very good copy, desirable and scarce inscribed by Disney.

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Fantasia, Boldly Inscribed By Walt Disney


“One Of The Most Endearing Books Ever Written For Children”

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83. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. London, 1908. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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First edition of the beloved children’s novel, which author A.A. Milne once referred to as a “household book,” “one of the classic read-aloud books that should not be missed by any family” (Silvey). A very lovely copy. “Unquestionable is the permanence, as an inspired and characteristically English contribution to children’s literature, of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows… one of the most endearing books ever written for children… Part of the secret success of the book is that its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible” (Eyre, 62). Grahame created his classic as a series of bedtime stories for his four-year-old son Alastair, who was known as Mouse; yet it also became “in many respects an elegy for the old idyllic English rural life which Grahame could now see was passing away forever” (Carpenter & Prichard, 218). In a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, Grahame described the book as “an expression of the very simplest of joys of life as lived by the simplest beings.” C.S. Lewis praised it as “a perfect example of the kind of story which can express things without explaining them” (Carpenter, 168). Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Pierpont Morgan Children’s Literature 269. Front inner paper hinges slightly split, binding nearly fine. Spine with slight toning and most minor rubs to extremities, gilt bright and fine. A very nearly fine copy.

“The Overworked Word ‘Classic’ Is Well Deserved Here”: First Edition Of The Story Of Ferdinand, In Original Dust Jacket 84. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEAF, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. New York, 1936. Square octavo, original half tan cloth, dust jacket. $7500. First edition of one of the most popular and enduring children’s books ever written, in original dust jacket. “Leaf struck a vein of purest gold, producing an indisputable classic of children’s literature” (Kirkpatrick, 461). “This is perhaps one of the finest 20thcentury examples of the inspired wedding of a text and illustrations to make a children’s book that as a whole is even greater than the sum of its parts—which are in themselves very fine indeed. The simple, delightful Leaf story about a Spanish bull who prefers the fragrance of flowers to the roar of the bull-ring is lovingly illustrated by Robert Lawson. The overworked word ‘classic’ is well deserved here. Children have adored The Story of Ferdinand ever since the book was published” (Early Children’s Books and Their Illustrations, 251). Seen as “an international emblem of pacifism… Ferdinand created a global controversy overnight. The Story of Ferdinand was denigrated and banned in civil war-torn Spain, scorned and burned as propaganda by Hitler, and labeled in America as promoting fascism, anarchism, and communism” (Silvey, 396). “Possibly the most famous example of the picture book as political text” (Norton, 1060), Ferdinand ultimately became the number one bestseller in 1938. It has been translated into more than 60 languages and has never gone out of print. Carpenter & Pritchard, 305. See Cotsen 6295. Discrete gift inscription on front pastedown. Book fine, moderate edge-wear to original dust jacket, small hole to spine panel. A very clean and desirable copy.


85. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) LEWIS, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. London, 1950. Octavo, original teal cloth, dust jacket.  $12,000. First edition of the first volume in Lewis’ acclaimed Chronicles of Narnia, a “story of high imaginative adventure, told with great beauty” (Meigs, 480).

86. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SHEPARD, Ernest Howard. Four original drawings (one signed). London, 1932. Original pen-and-ink drawings on illustration board (the largest measures 10-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches). $6200. Suite of four original pen-and-ink drawings by “Pooh artist” Ernest Shepard (one signed in full), designed as border illustrations for Joyce Graham’s whimsical children’s poem, “The Cycling Club,” appearing in her Sycamore Square (1932). “In June 1921, Sir Owen Seaman, editor of Punch, invited Shepard to join the Punch table, which meant an appointment to the regular staff… When A.A. Milne asked E.V. Lucas, another member of the Punch table, who he would recommend to illustrate some children’s verse he would be putting in the magazine, Lucas named Shepard. Though reluctant to use Shepard, Milne was finally persuaded and Shepard illustrated the poems that would be included in When We Were Very Young” (James Milne). These four original pen-and-ink drawings by the famous “Pooh illustrator”—of children on bikes and scooters—were made for Joyce Graham’s (aka Jan Struther’s) Sycamore Square (1932)to illustrate her poem “The Cycling Club,” which reads in part: “There isn’t much doubt, That a cul-de-sac, Makes the most excellent, Cycling track… Mary and Miles, Of Twentytwo, Have bikes enamelled, In eggshell blue… While Philip and John, Of the yellow front-door, Have a scooter apiece, (They’re only four). There aren’t any rules, Except ‘Hold on tight,’ And ‘Don’t have collisions, When Nannie’s in sight.’ Oh, take it from me, It’s a dashing affair, The Cycling Club, Of Sycamore Square.” With a copy of the first edition of Sycamore Square. Fine condition.

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“The immediate inspiration for [The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe] was a series of nightmares that Lewis had about lions. More seriously, he was concerned to do for children what he had done for an adult readership in his science fiction trilogy… The [Narnia] novels are not allegorical; they are entirely in keeping with the belief, shared by Lewis and his close friend and Oxford colleague Tolkien, that stories in themselves, especially of the mythical type, can give spiritual nourishment without imparting abstract meaning… As Naomi Lewis has written, the books are ‘intoxicating’ to all but the most relentlessly unimaginative readers, and must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20thcentury author” (Children’s Literature, 370). “Adored by children and academics alike, these books are extremely collectable, sought-after, scarce… and worth every penny” (Connolly, 186). With color frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Currey, 251. Owner signature. Book with a bit of sunning to extremities, dust jacket expertly restored (primarily to rear panel) with slightest soiling. An extremely good copy. Quite scarce.

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beatri x pot ter “Now, My Dears… Don’t Go Into Mr. McGregor’s Garden”: First Trade Edition Of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit 87. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York, 1902. 16mo, original dark brown paper boards sympathetically respined, custom clamshell box. $15,000. First trade edition—among the earliest issues, with first-state text and earliest endpapers—of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular not only of her books but also of all children’s tales, with 30 charming color illustrations. In 1893, young Beatrix Potter, on holiday with her parents in Scotland, composed a letter to cheer Noel, the child of her former governess, who was suffering from rheumatic fever. “My dear Noel,” she began, “I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter…” The Tale of Peter Rabbit was born. Undaunted by multiple publishers’ rejections, Potter published the first two private editions of Peter Rabbit at her own expense, both editions totaling only 450 copies—which immediately sold. Publisher Frederick Warne agreed to print the first trade edition of Peter Rabbit and presented for the first time the now-familiar format of Potter’s books: the earlier black-and-white line drawings replaced by full-color illustrations and the famous prancing image of Peter mounted on the front cover. “There are no recognizable differences between the first three printings, except that green boards were introduced after the first printing” (Linder, 421). First-state text with “wept big tears” on page 51, gray leaf pattern endpapers (later changed) and illustrations removed from later editions, such as Potter’s caricature of herself as Mrs. McGregor holding a rabbit pie (page 14). Without scarce original dust jacket. Quinby 2. Bookseller ticket. Small closed tear to frontispiece margin, text generally quite nice, small spot of soiling to front board. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.


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88. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London, 1997. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $9500.

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First edition, early printing (from the same year as the first printing) of the first book in the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series, a fine copy boldly inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “To Anne (again!), J.K. Rowling.” “A marriage of good writing, inventiveness and sheer child appeal that has not been seen since Roald Dahl, perhaps even since Tolkien, Lewis and Ransome,” Rowling’s extraordinarily popular Harry Potter series has become a modern fantasy classic praised by children, teachers and parents (The Times). First published in 1997 in an edition of only 300 copies. Rowling rarely holds book signings, making signed and inscribed copies of any Harry Potter title exceptionally desirable. A fine inscribed copy.

First edition, presentation copy, of E. B. White’s third and final children’s book, with lovely illustrations by Edward Frascino, inscribed by the author, “For Pennell, with thanks for your superb performance as my private eye in the Public Garden. Love, Andy White. N. Brooklin, June 1970.” Accompanied by a detailed two-page typed letter to the recipient signed by Katharine White, outlining several conflicts over the book’s publication. “White’s last book for children, published almost 20 years after Charlotte’s Web, is the unlikely tale of Louis, a mute trumpeter swan (named for Louis Armstrong), who compensates for his muteness by becoming a virtuoso player of a real trumpet” (Silvey, 677-78). Inscribed by the author using his nickname, which he received while a student at Cornell. Accompanied by a two-page typed letter to the book’s recipient dated the year of publication and signed by White’s wife. The letter reads, in part: “Dear Pennell: Andy asked me to thank you for your letter… As for the watercress sandwiches at The Ritz, the price was an educated guess… Andy tried hard to have Garth Williams as illustrator and assumed from the first that he would illustrate the book, but in the end Harper said no to Williams if he wanted the book published this Spring… He also blames himself for not rewriting the long lead chapters, but at the time he had to turn the manuscript in just before Thanksgiving, he feared that he or I wouldn’t be around to see the book published if it was delayed another year. I won’t go into the long story of Harper’s excuses for not having Williams, none of which we believe. He, Garth, it turned out, was as disappointed as Andy not to illustrate the book… Much love, [signed] Katharine White.” Original mailing envelope enclosed. With Spring Festival Book Award sticker found on most first edition dust jackets. Anderson, 5. Book fine. Bright dust jacket with slightest rubbing to edges, lower corner of front flap clipped. An extraordinary and rare inscribed presentation copy.

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89. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) WHITE, E.B. The Trumpet of the Swan. New York, 1970. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. WITH WHITE, Katharine. Typed letter signed. North Brooklin, Maine, July 13, 1970. One quarto leaf of stationery, folded into four sides. $11,500.

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First Edition Presentation Copy Of The Trumpet Of The Swan, E.B. White’s Famed Children’s Book, Affectionately Inscribed By Him, Together With A Revealing Typed Letter Signed By White’s Wife Regarding The Book’s Publication History


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édoua rd chimot “The Painter Of Female Sensuality”: Wonderful Signed Large Original Pastel Drawing By Édouard Chimot 90. CHIMOT, Édouard. “Istanbul.” Original signed pastel drawing. Paris, circa 1925. Original large drawing in conté crayon, pastel and charcoal (9-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches); framed, entire piece measures 17 by 20 inches. $3800. Lovely head-and-shoulders pastel and crayon drawing of a beautiful Turkish woman—a double image (with her face covered and uncovered), signed by Chimot. Influenced by Lautrec, Renoir, Rodin and later the Symbolists, Édouard Chimot taught himself painting and directed his talent primarily to etching, often for fine privatepress limited editions. Best known for his voluptuous erotic images, he has been called “the painter of feminine sensuality” (Slatkine, Livres Illustrés 1900-1930). Chimot reached his artistic height during the 1920s and early 30s. He had become a significant figure in the Paris art world, with a public “hungry for his late-Symbolist nudes, ‘soumises à leurs passions mortelles et délicieuses’” (André Warnod). Fine condition.


Fezensac’s Ardance, Illustrated With 23 Provocative Aquatints By Chimot, With A Wonderful Original Signed Drawing And 15 Trial Proofs

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91. (CHIMOT, Édouard) MONTESQUIOUFEZENSAC, Jean de. Ardance, Ou la Vallée d’Automne. Paris, 1946. Thick portfolio (101/2 by 13 inches), original pale green paper wrappers, 39 loose gatherings, containing 23 aquatints (12 separate), original signed drawing, 15 trial proofs (of 17), original marbled slipcase and chemise. $4500.

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Limited edition of this erotic fantasy of Jacques d’Ardance for his lost Hélène, number 74 of only 251 copies (numbered and initialed in ink by the author), with Édouard Chimot’s illustrations—23 aquatints (12 full-page and most in color). Accompanied by a wonderful original charcoal and pencil drawing by Chimot not called for in this edition, signed by him, and an extra suite of 15 trial proofs.

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Influenced by Lautrec, Renoir and Rodin, Édouard Chimot taught himself painting and directed his talent primarily to the illustration of books. Best known for his voluptuous erotic etchings, he has been called “the painter of feminine sensuality” (Slatkine, Livres Illustrés 1900-1930). Altogether, Chimot illustrated more than 20 books of classic literature, including Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal (1939), D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover (1950) and Cleland’s Fanny Hill (1954). Text in French. Without two of the proofs. Fine condition, with only a tiny nick to original chemise and slight rubbing to slipcase. An exceptional copy, with an original drawing.

Mérimée’s Carmen, With 18 Color Lithographs By Chimot, Four Signed 92. (CHIMOT, Édouard) MÉRIMÉE, Prosper. Carmen suivi de la Course de Taureaux. Paris, 1952. Octavo, original illustrated cream paper wrappers and glassine, 21 loose gatherings, as issued, 18 loose color lithographs. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $1600. Limited edition of Mérimée’s masterpiece, number 801 of 975 copies, with Edouard Chimot’s provocative illustrations—18 fullpage color lithographs, four additionally signed by the artist. First published in 1845, Mérimée’s Carmen was “one of many manifestations of the 19th-century European fascination with the foreign and the exotic. The setting of the story in Andalusia (in southern Spain) creates a colorful backdrop for the focus on the clash of cultures between Europeans and Gypsies, an ethnic group that was widely despised in the public sphere but romanticized by the popular imagination and the arts. The encounter with difference—leading to both attraction and violence—is a theme that Mérimée explores on many levels” (Susan Boynton). Influenced by Lautrec, Renoir and Rodin, Edouard, Chimot taught himself painting and directed his talent primarily to the illustration of books. Text in French. A fine copy.


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“The Most Complete Work Of Its Kind… A Production Of Unrivalled Interest And Beauty”: Michaux’s Landmark North American Sylva With Nuttall’s Continuation, With 277 Superb Hand-Colored Plates, In Publisher’s Decorative Full Morocco-Gilt—A Beautiful Set 93. MICHAUX, F. Andre. The North American Sylva. Three volumes. WITH: NUTTALL, Thomas. The North American Sylva… Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux. Philadelphia, 1859. Three volumes bound in two (as issued). Altogether, five volumes. Royal octavo, original full brown morocco gilt, custom cloth chemises and half morocco slipcases. $16,500. Lovely early edition of Michaux’s landmark work and its continuation by Nuttall, illustrated with a total of 277 splendid hand-colored plates. A beautiful set in full publisher’s morocco. First published in 1810 and translated into English in 1817, Michaux’s Sylva was the result of ten years of research in North America. The 156 hand-colored plates were drawn by the Redouté brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, and Pancrace Bessa, and upon its publication the work was recognized as an authority in the field. The continuation of the Sylva was executed by Thomas Nuttall, an experienced American botanist and ornithologist whose Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada (1832) rivalled Audubon and Wilson in terms of strictly scientific contributions; the first ornithological club in America was named in his honor rather than after his more illustrious contemporaries. Nuttall’s work, first published from 1842 to 1849, added 121 hand-colored plates to the 156 originally issued with Michaux’s Sylva. “Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle” (Sabin 48695). Sabin 56351. Nissen 1361. A beautiful set in fine condition.

Nine Original Miró Lithographs: Limited Edition Large Folio Signed By Miró 94. (MIRÓ, Joan) PERUCHO, Juan. Les Essencies de la Terra. Barcelona, 1968. Large folio (16 by 21 inches), 19 loose gatherings and three sheets, laid-in illustrated stiff paper portfolio as issued, original chemise and clamshell box. $6800. Signed limited edition of Perucho’s poems, number 305 of 1,120 copies signed by Miró in pencil, with cover design, title pages, nine original lithographs (four in colors, four double-page) and two double-page lithographic duotones, all printed by Mourlot. A beautiful production in fine condition. “What is there in a picture by Miró that casts such an irresistible spell over the spectator?… It is a dreamworld transcribed by a master technician… A poetry of the unutterable, of the unreal, of germinations and beginnings, is the secret of his power” (Hazan, 187-188). Miró’s lithographic works often display “a whimsical or humorous quality, containing images of playfully distorted animal forms, twisted organic shapes, and odd geometric constructions. The forms of his lithographs are organized against flat neutral backgrounds and are printed in a limited range of bright colors, especially blue, red, yellow, green, and black [as here]. Amorphous amoebic shapes alternate with sharply drawn lines, spots, and curlicues, all positioned on the stone with seeming nonchalance” (Lenin Gallery). “Inspired by a strong love of fantasy and imagination, Juan Perucho combines Catalan literary, cultural and historical references with fantasy to produce highly original narratives” (E.J. Rodgers). The printer, Fernand Mourlot, ran a lithography press in Paris, where such greats as Braque, Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Miró came to have their designs printed and to learn about this still nascent medium. Text in Spanish. Cramer 123. Fine condition.


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“The Incomparable Armoury” (Sir Walter Scott) Of Meyrick, With 70 Hand-Colored Folio Plates, With Additional Splendidly Illustrated Companion Volumes By Skelton, Beautifully Bound 95. MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. Three volumes. WITH: SKELTON, Joseph. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour… Two volumes. London, 1842-54. Together, five volumes. Folio (11 by 15 inches), contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt. $11,000. Improved and enlarged second edition of Meyrick’s beautifully illustrated work on arms and armor, with hand-colored frontispiece, 80 numbered plates (70 richly hand-colored), and 27 illuminated initial letters. “Practically the first on the subject… [one that] remains an authority” (DNB). Accompanied by the first edition of Skelton’s Arms and Armour, corrected by Meyrick, with 154 engraved folio plates. A beautiful set with plates in fine condition. Antient Armor established Meyrick as the leading authority on the topic; he was asked to arrange the national collection of arms and armor in the Tower of London and, at the behest of George IV, at Windsor Castle. The text that accompanies Meyrick’s splendid illustrations is still valued as a primary source on the history and evolution of European armor. This edition, containing a magnificent hand-colored frontispiece, 70 handcolored and illuminated plates, ten additional etched plates, and 27 illuminated initials, is textually corrected and enlarged over the 1824 first edition, and includes a glossary and an index. Meyrick cooperated with Skelton on the illustrated companion work. “The possessors of Dr. Meyrick’s great work would eagerly add Mr. Skelton’s as a suitable illustration. In the first, they have the History of Arms and Armour; in the second work, beautiful engravings of all the details, made out with sufficient minuteness to serve hereafter as patterns for artists or workmen” (Allibone, 1272). Bookplates. Plates and text fine, handcoloring rich and vivid. Light wear to bindings, two volumes expertly rebacked with original spines laid down. A beautiful set.

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Rackham’s Midsummer-Night’s Dream: “The Standard By Which Subsequent Illustrations Of Shakespeare’s Play Have Been Judged” 96. (RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. London and New York, 1908. Large quarto, original full vellum gilt.  $5500. Signed limited first edition, number 143 of 1000 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, one of his most desirable and most profusely illustrated works, with 40 full-page mounted color plates and numerous pen-and-ink line cuts. “Arthur Rackham’s fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years” (Hodnett, 233). His designs for this edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream “became the standard by which subsequent illustrations of Shakespeare’s play have been judged” (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 204). The play held a lifelong fascination for the artist, who declared years later, “I should like to [illustrate] it any number of times” (Hamilton, 167). Without original yellow silk ties. Riall, 87. Latimore & Haskell, 32. Dalby, 77. Interior fine, usual light soiling to original vellum, more so to spine, as often. A near-fine copy.

“His Acknowledged Masterpiece”: Rackham's Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens, Stunningly Bound 97. (RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London, 1906. Quarto, period-style full brown crushed morocco gilt, original full pictorial vellum gilt front board and spine bound in. $11,000. Signed limited first separate edition, number 271 of only 500 copies signed by Rackham, with 50 mounted color illustrations. The first name of Barrie’s most famous character “came from Peter Llewelyn Davies, who when still a baby became the subject of stories told by Barrie to [Peter’s older brothers]. According to these stories Peter, like all babies, had once been a bird and could still fly out of his nursery window and back to Kensington Gardens… From these stories came the ‘Peter Pan’ chapters in The Little White Bird [1902], afterwards re-issued with Arthur Rackham illustrations as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens” (Carpenter, 177). “The 50 color plates were unanimously praised by all who saw them” (Dalby, 76). The book—with which the “gift book” genre originated (Eyre, 41)—established Rackham’s worldwide reputation and remains “his acknowledged masterpiece… [Barrie praised] Rackham’s rendering of the fairy world… and he captures the loveliness of the Gardens themselves with masterly skill” (Ray, 204, 206 [catalogue number 329]). “A much-sought-after volume” (Quayle, Early Children’s Books, 87). Mounted plates bound together at the end of the text. Without original silk ties. Riall, 74. Plates and text fine, stunningly bound in luxurious brown morocco gilt.


98. RACINET, Auguste. Le Costume Historique… Types Principaux du Vètement et de la Parure. Paris, 1888. Six volumes. Large folio (12 by 16 inches), early 20th-century three-quarter brown crushed morocco gilt.  $7500. First edition of this magnificent six-volume folio compilation of historic dress and accoutrements from antiquity to the modern era, illustrated with 486 (of 500) large lithographic plates (300 in full color—many with gold and silver highlights—and 186 of 200 tinted plates).

99. REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings. New York and London, 1897. Oblong folio (13 by 18 inches), original full russet reverse calf rebacked and recornered in tan calf gilt. $9000. Signed limited first edition of Remington’s works, number 83 of only 250 copies, signed in pencil by Remington and in ink by R.H. Russell on the mounted limitation label (as issued), with 61 full-page halftones of sketches, finished drawings and paintings. The art of Frederic Remington—consummate illustrator of the American West—“is notable for its swift action and rendering of character. His Indians are Indians: his Apache is an Apache, his Sioux is a Sioux. His American soldiers in the field are splendid… Though there were delineators of the West and frontier before Frederic Remington … none have surpassed him” (DAB). “If Remington did nothing further, already he has achieved: he has made a page of American history his own” (Owen Wister). Without scarce original box. Howes R205. Graff 3457. Gift inscription. Plates fine, bottom corner of first two leaves chipped, original reverse calf varnished. A near-fine copy.

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The most comprehensive and detailed study of fashion ever published. Covering the history of dress and hair-styles from antiquity to the 1880s, this great work, containing nearly 500 folio plates, remains completely unparalleled in its scope and scholarly treatment. The set begins with the costumes, coiffures and jewelry of the ancient Egyptians and concludes with 19th-century French couture. While Racinet’s main focus is on European clothing and accoutrements, he does provide sections on Asia, America, and Africa—from the wraps of ancient Etruscans to traditional Eskimo attire. A quarto edition was published simultaneously, with plates printed from the same stones, but on smaller stock. An invaluable sourcebook for the development of fashion and style. Without 14 of the tinted plates. Text in French. Colas 2472. Hiler, 732. Lipperheide 93. Armorial bookplate of 19th-century inventor Josiah Vavasseur, who patented a number of improvements in British naval and military ordinance. Scattered faint patches of foxing (mostly to text), leaves expertly mounted on stubs. An extremely attractive set of this spectacular work in near-fine condition, handsomely bound.

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Original Richard Stereoptican Viewer, With 140 Original Glass Slides Of Female Nudes 100. RICHARD, Jules. Stéréoscope Breveté. Paris, circa 1900-20. Hand-held wooden box-type stereoptican viewer (5 by 3 by 4-1/2 inches), with rack and pinion focusing, ivory name plate; 140 gelatin-on-glass (Taxiphote) transparencies, custom carrying case.  $12,500. Original Stéréoscope Breveté viewer, designed and produced by Jules Richard, with 140 commercial glass stereoptican slides of female nudes. “Stereo photography combined the work of two Victorian inventors, Sir Charles Wheatsone and Sir David Brewster, who used photography to popularise their discoveries. Stereo negatives when exposed in a camera produced two almost identical photographs which were then placed in a viewer that enabled them to be seen three dimensionally” (Powerhouse Museum). Parisian photographer Jules Richard developed a fool-proof stereo camera that he patented in 1893 under the name of the “Vérascope Richard.” “Taking the principles of stereoscopic photography that appeared at the beginning of the 1850s, this process, destined for amateurs restored ‘absolute perspective and relief,’ according to its inventor. It was instantly a great success, partly because it was easy to use. It remained in use until the 1930s” (Musée d’Orsay). Richard’s innovative camera produced glass slides (“vues prises avec le Vérascope Richard”) that could be seen through his Stéréoscope Breveté S.G.D.G, offered here with 140 original commercial slides of female nudes, for the most part taken in Richard’s own garden, which he called “The Atrium.” Complete and in fine condition.

“Outstanding Flower Painter Of The 17th Century” (Hunt): With 30 Magnificent Hand-Colored Flower Engravings By Nicolas Robert, Circa 1660 101. ROBERT, Nicolas. Variae ac Multiformes Florum Species Appressae ad Vivium et Aeneis Tabulis Incisae… Diverses Fleurs Dessinees et Gravees d’apres le Naturel… Avec Privit. du Roy. Paris, circa 1660. Slim quarto, early 20th-century full dark blue straight-grain morocco gilt. $12,000. Second edition of Robert’s scarce early botany, with engraved title page and 30 superb full-page hand-colored flower plates, rendered in his characteristic “touch and line,” beautifully bound by De Vauchelle. Nicolas Robert was Court Flower Painter to Louis XIV (“peintre ordinaire de Sa Majesté pour la miniature”). Based upon his reputation and position, the Académie Royale des Science commissioned Robert to produce a monumental history of plants, the 319 plates for which were begun in 1675, but did not appear in their entirety until 1701—as Recueil des Plantes (under the editorship of Denis Dodart)—itself “an important landmark in botanical illustration and a noble example of book production” (Blunt). Robert’s Variae ac Multiformes Florum (offered here) seems to have appeared first in Bologna in about 1640 (Nissen 1644). This complete Paris edition contains 30 intricately hand-colored fullpage engravings of flowers (numbered 2 to 31, the first being the floral lithographed title page), half of which are accompanied by the insects that they attract. This edition served as an exact model for entomologist Maria Merian’s famous Neues Blumen Buch (1675), generally mis-credited as the first to associate insects with their host plants. “Of all the flower masters it is Nicolas Robert who should have drawn fritillaries because his touch and line are particularly apt for that” (Sitwell, 11). Hunt 282. Nissen 1645. Plate impressions crisp and hand-coloring true, shallow chip to top margin only of three plates, title page and two plates with faint evidence of ownership removed. A fine copy, beautifully bound. Very scarce.

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“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.” —Winston Churchill

“The Most Valuable Of All The Contemporary Accounts”: Clarendon’s History Of The Civil Wars In England, Beautiful 1702 First Edition 102. CLARENDON, Earl of [HYDE, Edward]. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. With the precedent Passages, and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion thereof by the King’s blessed Restoration. Oxford, 1702-04. Three volumes. Tall folio (10 by 15-1/2 inches), contemporary full paneled brown calf sympathetically rebacked and recornered. $6000. First edition of this “broad and lucid” history of the “Puritan Revolution,” the struggle between a king who claimed to rule by divine right and a Parliament that professed to have rights independent of the crown. With half title, engraved frontispiece portrait and vignette title-page in each volume. A lovely copy, splendidly bound. “Since its publication at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Earl of Clarendon’s history of the English Civil War has remained one of the most important sources for our understanding of the events which changed the course of British history… [It] chronicles in absorbing detail the intrigues and upheavals, the alliances and confrontations, the triumphs and the tragedies, of the 1640s and 1650s. In elegant and vital prose it brings to life the personalities who shaped the era, and the principles for which a nation was divided” (Oxford University Press). The Civil War has also been called the “Puritan Revolution,” because the religious complexion of the king’s opponents was prevailingly Puritan, and because the issue was between a king’s claim of divine right and a Parliament that professed to have rights independent of the crown. Clarendon’s is “the most valuable of all the contemporary accounts of the Civil Wars” (DNB). The Wars’ religious consequence was the end of the Church of England’s monopoly on Christian worship, with the consolidation of the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. The political consequence was the establishment of the Commonwealth and Protectorate. Brunet II:81. Graesse II:191. Lowndes 467. Armorial bookplates, one of Bishop Michael J. O’Farrell, pastor of St. Peter’s in New York and beginning in 1881 head of the Trenton, New Jersey diocese. Text generally very clean, with only a few sparse spots and occasional signs of handling, light expert restoration to contemporary calf. An about-fine copy, splendidly bound.


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fr a ncis bacon “The Distillation Of A Lifetime’s Wisdom By The Wisest Man Of His Day”: 1625 First Complete Edition Of Bacon’s Essays, Exceptional First Issue 103. BACON, Francis. The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall… Newly enlarged. London, 1625. Quarto, late 17thcentury full burgundy morocco gilt rebacked, custom pull-off box. $16,000. First complete edition (and the last edition to appear during Bacon’s lifetime), extremely scarce first issue, containing 58 essays, with the armorial bookplate of Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, in fine late 17th-century morocco-gilt. An exceptional, fine copy. “The first in time, and, we may justly say, the first in excellence, of English writings on moral prudence, are the Essays of Bacon… They are deeper and more discriminating than any earlier, or almost any later, work in the English language” (Allibone, 90). “‘I have taken all knowledge to be my province,’ Bacon declared, not at 65 on his deathbed, but at 31… Bacon’s day was, perhaps, the last moment in history when anything like omniscience was within the limits of human attainment; even in his day, Bacon’s was, perhaps, the only mind which could achieve it… The essays were simply the distillation of a lifetime’s wisdom by the wisest man of his day” (Winterich). “This is the first complete edition and the last to appear in Bacon’s lifetime. It contains 58 essays and is the text most commonly reprinted today. For this reason the present edition ranks in importance with the [extraordinarily rare] first of 1597 and the recension published by John Beale in 1612. In the dedication Bacon says: ‘I doe now publish my Essayes... I have enlarged them, both in Number, and Weight; So that they are indeed a New Worke’” (Pforzheimer 30). With beautiful woodcut title vignette and woodcut initials throughout. First issue, with “Newly Enlarged” on title page. Without first blank leaf or terminal blank, rarely found. Occasional mispagination without loss of text. Gibson 13. STC 1147. Two leaves with faint marginalia. Armorial bookplate of Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, who may well be the 11th Earl of Eglinton. He participated, along with George Washington, in the Forbes expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758, and in 1760 he commanded an expedition during the AngloCherokee War. An exceptional fine copy of Bacon’s timeless writings.


104. BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Sword. London, 1884. Quarto, original pictorial gray cloth. $4200. First and only edition of Burton’s important illustrated history of the sword, in the original cloth. This copy with a gift inscription from British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes to his older brother: “To brother Gerald from Ted with love, Xmas 1966.”

105. BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. London, 1897. Twelve volumes. Royal octavo, original three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt. $6800. Illustrated “Library Edition” of Sir Richard Francis Burton’s lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 71 lush and lovely plates after the iconic paintings of Albert Letchford, handsomely bound in morocco-gilt using Arabic designs. This among the earliest complete editions of Burton’s famed translation. The Alf Layla wa-Layla (“One Thousand Nights and a Night”) have enchanted readers for centuries with shimmering visions of “a land of fable environment whose deserts and oases, bazaars and slums, jeweled caverns and minaret-topped edifices are immediately recognizable” (Clute & Grant, 51). Esteemed explorer and scholar Burton translated and annotated the Arabian Nights, intending to create “a legacy to his countrymen, of whose imperial mission he was ever mindful, and to perpetuate the fruit of his own oriental experiences” (DNB). The Nichols editions—one in 1894, not illustrated, and this 1897 edition with Letchford’s plates—were the first complete editions of Burton’s translation after the rare, 16-volume first edition of 1885. These complete editions were preceded only by an expurgated edition issued by Burton’s wife shortly after his death. Each volume with half title. With facsimiles of the 1885 edition’s title pages bound in. Only scattered light foxing and soiling. Bindings lovely. A most desirable set in very nearly fine condition.

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Burton undertook this comprehensive history of the sword and its use during his final years, after his explorations were over. “The arme blanche, as he liked to call it, had always had a fascination for him since his youthful days on the continent. He collected a great deal of literature, and inspected the armouries of Europe and India. To his encyclopedic mind the subject began with the first weapon fashioned by the simian ancestors of man, started afresh with the invention of metallurgy (which he assigned to the Nile Valley), henceforth coincided with the history of military prowess until the introduction of gunpowder, finally ending with the duello when the sword became a defensive weapon” (DNB). “He was a fully qualified master [fencer], sufficiently pleased with his accomplishment to place his diploma after his name on the title page of The Book of the Sword. This was to be his great work, covering—in three volumes—the sword in all countries from the earliest times. The first volume… takes the reader over some 300 pages from the sword’s origins to the early Roman Empire… he never got around to volumes 2 and 3” (Richard Cohen, By the Sword, xxii). “Very scarce” (Penzer, 107-08). Occasional scattered light foxing to interior, more so to preliminary and concluding leaves. Light rubbing to extremities of bright, fresh cloth. A fine copy with excellent provenance.

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“Very Scarce”: Richard Burton’s Book Of The Sword, First Edition In The Original Cloth, With Gift Inscription From Poet Ted Hughes


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“One Of The Most Brilliant Treatises On War That Has Ever Been Written”: Churchill’s The World Crisis, Full First Edition Set 106. CHURCHILL, Winston. The World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes. Octavo, original navy cloth, dust jackets for Vols. V-VI; custom half morocco clamshell boxes. $8000. First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. “Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written” (Spectator). During WWI, Churchill served variously as the head of the British Navy, Minister for Munitions, and as a foot soldier in the trenches. The World Crisis offers his first-hand account of the British government’s massive efforts to win the war, and depicts the political events that would serve as object lessons for Churchill when WWII broke out. Illustrated with numerous maps (many folding), charts, facsimiles, photographs, and a large folding colored map at rear of last volume. Preceded by the American editions, although “the English is more aesthetically desirable… equipped with shoulder notes on each page which summarize the subject of that page… It is more popular among collectors who wish to own only one edition” (Langworth, 108). With all errata slips as called for in Woods. Without exceptionally scarce dust jackets for Volumes I-IV, present in Vols. V-VI. Cohen A69.2. Woods A31(a). Langworth, 105-108. Occasional scattered light foxing; only most minor wear to cloth extremities. Volume V dust jacket fine; Volume VI dust jacket with wear and toning, spine ends chipped, tape repairs to verso. A fine set of an increasingly scarce Churchill title.

“His Appointment Would I Think Be Received With Tolerance Even By Our Most Bitter Partisans”: Autograph Letter Signed From Winston Churchill To Lord James On Four Candidates To The Post Of Magistrate 107. CHURCHILL, Winston. Autograph letter signed. London, April 18, 1901. One folded leaf, measuring 8 by 5 inches folded and 8 by 10 inches open, on Churchill’s Mount Street letterhead. $6000. Autograph letter signed from Churchill to Lord James, offering his opinions of four candidates for the position of magistrate in Churchill’s parliamentary borough. Sir Henry James, first Lord James of Hereford, had been a friend of Churchill’s father Lord Randolph Churchill and was a member of the judicial committee of the privy council and a lord of appeal. He would resign this office in 1902, one year after this letter was written. Churchill was elected as Member of the House of Commons for Oldham in October 1900; here, two months into his first term in Parliament, he discusses four candidates for the post of magistrate. John Robert Clynes was a trade union figure in Oldham who was elected to the House of Commons in 1906. Robert Whittaker had served several times as mayor of Oldham and was president of the Conservative League. The letterhead address is that of Churchill’s Mayfair bachelor flat, which for “six years… was to be his home and office” (Gilbert, Churchill: A Life, 135). A fine Churchill autograph letter from early in his parliamentary career.


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109. DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London, 1871. Two volumes. Octavo, original green cloth recased. $5200. First edition, second issue (published one month after the first), of Darwin’s landmark treatise, in which the word “evolution” is used to describe his theory for the first time in any of his works, in original cloth. “The book, in its first edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. The word ‘evolution’ occurs [Volume I, p. 2] for the first time in any of Darwin’s works” (Freeman, 128-29). “In the Origin Darwin had avoided discussing the place occupied by Homo sapiens in the scheme of natural selection, stating only that ‘light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.’ Twelve years later he made good his promise with The Descent of Man” (Norman 599). Second issue, with the word “When” at the beginning of page 297 of Volume I, works by the same author on verso of the title leaf of Volume II, and advertisements in both volumes dated January 1871 (Freeman, 129). Freeman 937. Interiors quite clean and free of foxing. Minor expert restoration to spines and extremities; gilt clean and bright. An extremely good copy.

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Cave, a career politician who served first in the House of Commons and, after being awarded the title of viscount, the House of Lords, was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1922, a post he held until a few days before his death in March 1928. “His imperturbable moderation, his persuasive urbanity, and his calm lucidity, as well as the innate sense of fairness of which these were the outward expression… deservedly won for him the respect of all parties… Lord Cave was a great public servant. If his distaste for every form of display and self-advertisement tended to give an appearance of conventionality and reserve to his public work, he had another side which he showed to those who enjoyed his friendship and whose affection he had won. He would not have wished any estimate of his career to be silent on the great debt which he owed to the lifelong companionship and constant inspiration of his wife. In Lady Cave’s books the reader is able to share some of the intimacies of his life” (DNB). A fine Churchill autograph letter.

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108. CHURCHILL, Winston. Autograph letter signed. London, April 16, 1928. One folded leaf, measuring 8 by 5 inches folded and 8 by 10 inches open, on embossed Chancellor of the Exchequer letterhead. $16,000.


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w inston churchill “The European Has Neither The Wish Nor The Power To Constitute A White Proletariat In Countries Like East Africa”: My African Journey, 1908, Inscribed By Churchill In The Year Of Publication 110. CHURCHILL, Winston. My African Journey. London, 1908. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth. $16,800. First edition of this early Churchill travelogue, with three full-page maps and over 60 photographs, many taken by Churchill, inscribed in the year of publication, “From Winston S. Churchill, 5 Dec 1908.” “As undersecretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Churchill traveled to Africa on a tour of inspection… [he] saw the advantages of producing a travelogue on Britain’s valuable possessions in East Africa. Among these, Churchill waxes most eloquent on Uganda, which he calls ‘a pearl’” (Langworth, 80). My African Journey “includes photographs allegedly taken by Churchill, the only such appearance in the canon; the text is important because it shows Churchill raising prescient questions involving the betterment of the East African population” (Langworth, 80). Cohen A27.1. Woods A12. Langworth, 80-83. Scattered foxing to interior and text block edges, as often. Cloth quite bright and near-fine, with light toning to spine. A most desirable copy inscribed in the year of publication.


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First edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated by Einstein. “The greatest physicist of the 20th century” (PMM 408). An excellent study of Einstein’s life as well as of his scientific and philosophic thought, illustrated with photographic portraits and plates. Includes Einstein’s autobiographical notes in German and English; 24 descriptive and critical essays on Einstein’s work (contributors include Wolfgang Pauli, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Kurt Gödel and Niels Bohr), together with Einstein’s responses; and a bibliography of his writings and index. This volume is the seventh in the “Library of Living Philosophers.” Without scarce original glassine and slipcase. Contemporary owner inscription above dedication page. A fine signed copy.

1688 edition of Camden’s seminal history of Elizabeth I, “among the best historical productions which have yet been composed by an Englishman” (Hume). With splendid engraved frontispiece portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Robert White; scarce in contemporary calf. This “most exquisite history” by the greatest Renaissance historian of England (Lowndes, 358), granted William Camden full “claim to be considered as the founder, not merely of antiquarian studies, but also of the study of modern history” (PMM 101). Camden’s “friend and patron, Lord Burleigh, had in 1597, a year before his death, urged Camden to compile a history of the reign of Elizabeth. His lordship had carefully noted the events and actors of the time, and his information and literary records were of invaluable assistance to the historian” (DNB). In his History of England, Hume notes that this work “is written with simplicity of expression, very rare in that age, and with a regard to truth. It would not, perhaps, be too much to affirm that it is among the best historical productions which have yet been composed by any Englishman.” “With William Camden the chronicle reached its zenith” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 82). Originally published in Latin as Annales Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha in two parts (part I in London, 1615 and part II in Leiden in 1625 and in London, 1627). Camden requested that part II be published posthumously. The first English translation of part I appeared in 1625 and of part II in 1629. This copy is one of two fourth complete editions that appeared in 1688; its translator is unknown. Wing C363A. Scattered minor foxing to interior; expert paper repair to first leaf of the Introduction, not affecting readibility; a few instances of marginal dampstaining. Expert repairs to spine ends. A near-fine, handsome copy.

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112. (ELIZABETH I) CAMDEN, William. The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, Late Queen of England; Containing All the most Important and Remarkable Passages of State both at Home and Abroad (so far as they were linked with English Affairs) during her Long and Prosperous Reign. London, 1688. Small folio, contemporary full brown speckled calf. $2800.

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111. EINSTEIN, Albert. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston, 1949. Octavo, original brown cloth, custom clamshell box. $9500.


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First Edition In English Of The Diary Of Anne Frank, “One Of The Wisest And Most Moving Commentaries On War” 113. FRANK, Anne. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Garden City, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $2000. First edition in English, scarce first issue, of “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war” (Eleanor Roosevelt), in original unrestored dust jacket. Anne began her new diary on her 13th birthday, June 12, 1942, by writing, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” Only a month later, Anne and her family would go into hiding. Anne envisioned the future publication of her diary—in fact, she began editing the text before the family’s arrest on August 4, 1944 (three days after the diary’s last entry). After its initial release in the original Dutch in 1947 as Het Achterhuis (a title decided upon by Anne herself), the book was translated and published in more than 60 languages. Upon its publication in English, Eleanor Roosevelt called the diary “one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war.” It remains one of the most widely read books in the world. “Anne Frank’s diary is too tenderly intimate a book to be frozen with the label ‘classic,’ and yet no lesser designation serves” (Books of the Century, 180). “First Edition” stated on copyright page; first-edition dust jacket with $3.00 on front flap. Interior fresh with only minor dampstaining to upper edges of early leaves not affecting text, cloth about-fine; slight edge-wear with small closed tear to front dust jacket panel. A near-fine copy of this much beloved work.

The Most Influential Economic Treatise Of The 20th Century: First Edition Of Keynes’ General Theory Of Employment, Interest And Money, 1936 114. KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth, dust jacket. $12,000. First edition of Keynes’ last major work, the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, in scarce original dust jacket. The General Theory ranks with the Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus’ Essay on Population as a guide to public policy. “The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate” (PMM 423). Interior fine, light scattered foxing to edges of text block; original cloth fine. Only very light toning to spine of fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy, scarce in such condition.


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benja min gr a h a m / dav id l . dodd “Many Shall Be Restored That Are Now Fallen And Many Shall Fall That Are Now In Honor”: Rare First Edition Of Graham And Dodd’s Seminal Security Analysis, 1934 115. GRAHAM, Benjamin and DODD, David L. Security Analysis. Principles and Technique. New York, 1934. Octavo, original red cloth. $26,500. Extremely rare first edition, first printing, of Graham’s seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Few published works of the 20th century have exerted the influence or had as devoted a following as Security Analysis. Prior to its publication, investors often relied on intuition or the character of a business owner to make their decisions. Writing in the wake of the catastrophic stock market crash, Graham and Dodd designed “value-oriented investment,” a disciplined, realistic approach to constructing a solid financial portfolio. Popular when it was published, it continues to shape the strategies and the training of financiers. The original 1934 work is extremely scarce; it is reported that even the publishers do not have a first printing in their archives. Copies of the first edition are known to appear both in black cloth binding, with “Whittlesey House—McGraw Hill” in gilt at the foot of the spine, and in red cloth binding, with “McGraw-Hill Book Company” in gilt at the foot of the spine, as with the present copy. No priority of issue has been established; because the book is of exceeding rarity, either binding is equally desirable. Stated “First Edition” on title page, with no mention of printing on copyright page. Without exceptionally rare dust jacket. Interior fine. Very light rubbing to cloth extremities, some faint spotting to boards. An about-fine copy, most scarce in any condition.


“Livy Gave Rome Her Epic”: 1600 First Edition In English Of Livy’s History Of Rome, Sir Charles Wolseley’s Copy

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116. LIVY. The Romane Historie Written by T. Livius of Padua. Also, the Breviaries of L. Florus: with a Chronologie to the whole Historie: and the Topographie of Rome in old time. London, 1600. Thick folio, contemporary full dark brown calf rebacked with remnants of original spine laid down; pp. (10), 1403, (41). $12,000. First edition in English of Livy’s monumental history of Rome, translated by Philemon Holland. This copy from the collection of 19th-century reform politician Sir Charles Wolseley. Titus Livius began his great history between 27 and 25 B.C., completing it only shortly before his death in 17 A.D. Livy’s genius lay in lively storytelling rather than critical history, and his aim in the Romane Historie was to rekindle a spirit of patriotism in his countrymen by recounting the heroic deeds of their ancestors. For his success, he is known as the “Roman Herodotus.” “This was the first of that stately array of folio translations of the classics which issued from the pens of the ‘translator generall in his age’—the whole of the present he claims to have written with one pen” (Pforzheimer 495). Britannica calls Holland’s Livy “the only English translation of any merit.” With initials, head- and tailpieces, as well as a woodcut of Queen Elizabeth and Titus Livius. STC 16613. With armorial bookplate of Sir Charles Wolseley. Though Wolseley was the seventh baronet of Wolseley Hall, the original list of members of parliamentary reform from 1812 bears his name, and he served 18 months in jail from 1820-21 on charges of sedition and conspiracy. While in jail he was elected to constitute a committee of Middlesex electors to promote reform, “and his liberation was made the occasion of a great demonstration” (DNB). Very light marginal wear and soiling to first few leaves only. An excellent copy, with an intriguing political provenance.

1759 Folio Works Of John Locke 117. LOCKE, John. The Works of John Locke… To which is added, The Life of the Author; and A Collection of several of his Pieces published by Mr. Desmaizeaux. London, 1759. Three volumes. Folio, contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked in period style. $4200. Sixth (and last) folio edition of Locke’s collected works, with Le Clerc’s brief biography and George Vertue’s frontispiece portrait of Locke, engraved in 1713. “Locke is the most worthy… of the indisputably great philosophers. His influence has been enormous.” This is the last collected folio edition of his work, including the immensely important Two Treatises of Government, “the basis of the principles of democracy,” as well as the letters on “Toleration” and The Reasonableness of Christianity. Also included is the groundbreaking Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, “the first modern attempt” to analyze human knowledge (PMM 193, 194). With Le Clerc’s “Life of the Author,” the exquisite copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue, and full-page memorial plate. Yolton 368. Attig 853. Christophersen, 88. Text with only sparse foxing, minor offsetting to first few leaves, contemporary calf quite handsome. A very desirable copy.


118. MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo. The Works of the Famous Nicolas Machiavel, Citizen and Secretary of Florence. London, 1675. Folio, early 18th-century full brown calf sympathetically rebacked.  $12,500. First edition in English of this comprehensive collection of the great Italian statesman’s most important writings, the foundation of the modern study of politics. Includes The Art of War, Discourses on Livy, and his primer of power politics, The Prince.

119. MILL, John Stuart. On Liberty. London, 1859. Octavo, original brown cloth. $6000. First edition of Mill’s most famous work—“the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine” (PMM), scarce in original cloth. “His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on” (PMM). “Mill realized that the ‘greatest good’ of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual. Hitherto, liberty had always been considered relative, in relation to tyranny or oppression: Mill extended tyranny to include a custom-ridden majority, and declared that ‘the sole end for which mankind is justified in interfering with liberty of action is self-protection’… Many of Mill’s ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority… Mill’s On Liberty remains his most widely read book. It represents the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine” (PMM 345). “On Liberty is regarded as one of the finest expressions of 19thcentury liberalism” (Baugh, 1323). With 8-page publisher’s catalogue at rear. Text fine and fresh. Spine of scarce original cloth toned, boards very lightly rubbed, gilt bright, no fraying. An excellent near-fine copy.

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“Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind… Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery” (PMM 63). Today Machiavelli is the very symbol of politics at their most ruthless, where ends justify any means. Reading the original works, however, leads to “the startling conclusion that Machiavelli was a convinced republican. He had no liking for despotism, and considered a combination of popular and monarchical government best. No ruler was safe without the favor of his people. The most stable states are those ruled by princes checked by constitutional limitations… His ideal government was the old Roman republic, and he constantly harked back to it in the Discourses… It is hardly disputable that no man previous to Karl Marx has had as revolutionary an impact on political thought as Machiavelli” (Downs, 12). As Lord Acton noted, “The authentic interpreter of Machiavelli is the whole of later history.” Included is “Nicholas Machiavel’s Letter to Zanobius Buondelmontius,” which is in fact authored by Henry Neville. There are two issues of this work in 1675: one with the imprint, “Printed for John Starkey” (as in this copy) and another, “Printed for J.S.” Separate title pages for each work. Five-page publisher’s catalogue. Occasional mispagination without loss of text. Text generally fresh with only light foxing, faint margin dampstaining to rear leaves (mostly publisher’s catalogues). Beautifully bound.

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ja mes clerk m a x w ell “Einstein Equated Maxwell With Newton”: Maxwell’s Treatise On Electricity And Magnetism, 1873, First Issue 120. MAXWELL, James Clerk. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. Oxford, 1873. Two volumes. Octavo, original maroon cloth, custom clamshell box. $16,500. First edition, first issue, of Maxwell’s most detailed and comprehensive work, advancing ideas that would become essential for modern physics, including the landmark hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature. The Treatise “extended Maxwell’s ideas beyond the scope of his earlier work in many directions, producing a highly fecund demonstration of the special importance of electricity to physics as a whole. He began the investigation of moving frames of reference, which in Einstein’s hands were to revolutionize physics; gave proofs of the existence of electromagnetic waves that paved the way for Hertz’s discovery of radio waves; worked out connections between the electrical and optical qualities of bodies that would lead to modern solid-state physics; and applied Tait’s quaternion formulae to the field equations, out of which Heaviside and Gibbs would develop vector analysis” (Norman). “The greatest theoretical physicist of the 19th century… Einstein equated Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton” (PMM). “Maxwell most clearly prefigures 20th-century physics” (Simmons). First issue; copies of the first issue have been found both with and without a publisher’s catalogue bound in Volume II (the text of which contains an issue point). This copy is bound without the catalogue. It does have the errata slip in Volume I, but not in Volume II, as is the case in other first-issue printings. Horblit 72. Norman 1466. Simmons, Scientific 100, 64. Occasional marginal ink owner annotations in German, most heavily on pages 434 and 435 of Volume II. Interiors fine; light rubbing to cloth extremities, minor expert restoration to spine head of Volume II. A near-fine copy.


121. NEWTON, Isaac. Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, And the Apocalypse of St. John. London, 1733. Quarto, contemporary full brown sheep rebacked. $7500. First edition, large paper issue, of Newton’s only “major work on the subject” of prophecy and symbolic writings, published six years after his death, in scarce contemporary sheep.

122. WATSON, James D. The Double Helix. New York, 1968. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $4200. First edition of Watson’s controversial personal account of the DNA discovery, signed by him. “One of the investigators, more than any of the others, realized the decisive importance of the DNA molecules in biology, and it was this understanding which urged him relentlessly to push this work toward a successful conclusion, in spite of his rather modest technical qualifications for this task” (Mayr, 823). “He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a great scientific discovery” (Richard Feynman, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics). Light toning to cloth spine ends of about-fine book. Only minor chipping to spine head of bright near-fine dust jacket.

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Newton’s lifelong interest in prophecy produced his only “major work on the subject… Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel” (DSB). Newton “wrestled with this subject until the day he died… Like many of his contemporaries, Newton believed that prophecy concealed direct revelations of hidden truths… He was especially drawn to Daniel of the Old Testament and John of the New because ‘the language of prophetic writings was symbolic and hieroglyphical and their comprehension required a radically different method of interpretation.’ To be even more explicit, the Book of Daniel and the Revelation of Saint John the Divine were for Newton the keys to the long lost prisca theologia.’” (Christianson, 259). Like many of his time, Newton “found it no abrupt transition to pass from the study of the material universe to an investigation of the profoundest truths and the most obscure predictions of Holy Writ” (Brewster). Scholars conclude that “Newton was an apocalyptic thinker” (Snobelen, Canadian Journal of History), who “arrived at his theory of gravity partly through his exploration of alchemy and early biblical theology” (White, 358). “All subsequent commentators are largely indebted to the labours of Sir Isaac Newton” (Allibone, 1420). Published six years after Newton’s death, preceding an edition in Latin by one year. Variant title page, no priority established. With engraved headpiece, half titles. Text generally fresh with minor paper repairs to tipped-in front endpaper and lower margin of title page not affecting text; some edge-wear to contemporary boards. A very good copy of this fascinating work.

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pl ato “The Oldest Extant Document Of Greek Philosophy… The Best Introduction To Western Philosophy That There Is”: First English Translations Of Plato’s Apology And Phaedo, 1675 123. PLATO. Plato His Apology of Socrates and Phaedo or Dialogue Concerning the Immortality of Mans Soul. London, 1675. Small octavo, period-style full paneled black morocco gilt; original pale green wrapper bound in at rear. $17,800. First edition in English of Plato’s defense of Socrates and his record of Socrates’ prison-cell discourse on the immortality of the soul, with engraved frontispiece of Socrates taking the cup. Considered the best introduction to Western Philosophy. An exceptional copy, splendidly bound. “That Plato should be the first of all the ancient philosophers to be translated and broadcast by the printing press was inevitable… The germs of all ideas can be found in Plato… By 15th-century standards, Plato was a best-seller” (PMM 27). During Socrates’ imprisonment, Plato came to his defense, attended to him in his cell, and was present for his discussion on the immortality of the soul, which Plato later committed to writing as the Phaedo. This is the first appearance in English of both Plato’s Apology of Socrates and his Pheado, translated from the original Greek by Walter Charleton, whose original manuscripts, “Socrates Triumphant, or Plato’s Apology for Socrates” (1675) and “Immortality of the Human Soul” (1657) are preserved in the British Library (DNB). The Apology, the oldest extant document of Greek philosophy, is “in the widest sense an example of forensic oratory” (Dunkle) and is “still about the best introduction to Western philosophy that there is” (Ross, Commentary). In Phaedo, Plato records Socrates’ suggestion that the cognitive soul may enter the world intact and that the life principle of the soul cannot wear out. The present first edition of two of Plato’s authentic dialogues is preceded only by the pseudo-Platonic Axiochus translated by Spenser (printed in 1592 and known by a unique copy only) and a selection of Plato’s dialogues printed for school use in 1673. The identity of the translator was revealed when a copy was found in John Evelyn’s library presented to him by the translator, William Charleton. This is the first English translation ever printed of authentic dialogues of Plato (Jayne, 139). Titles printed in red and black. Wing P2405. Harris, 115. Brueggemann, 150. Moss II:448. Text very clean, with only minor edgewear to frontispiece. An extremely desirable copy, handsomely bound.


124. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan. The World in the Air: The Story of Flying in Pictures. New York and London, 1930. Two volumes. Tall quarto, original three-quarter white parchment. $4000. Autograph limited edition, one of only 500 copies, signed by Miller and seven pioneers of aviation from France, the United States, Great Britain and Germany, including Blerio, Curtiss, Brown, and Eckener. With over 1200 photogravures of historic images selected by Francis Trevelyan Miller.

125. WRIGHT, Orville. Printed photograph of the “Flyer” signed. Dayton, circa 1905. Halftone photograph (5 by 3-1/2 inches), original Orville Wright mailing envelope with 5-cent “beacon” airmail stamp. $6800. Printed halftone photograph of the Wright brothers’ historic first flight—perhaps the most famous image in the history of flight—captioned “First Man-Flight, December 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N.C.” and signed by Orville Wright. With Original Wright mailing envelope. At Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, “on December 17, 1903, the birth of aviation was realized with the 1903 Wright Brothers’ Flyer as the infant” (Flight Journal). This photograph depicts the famous flight, and is signed by Orville Wright, the world’s first airplane pilot. Orville set up the photograph by placing a tripod at the location where the plane was to take off, and John T. Daniels, one of the few witnesses to the event, snapped the shutter during the 12 seconds that the first heavierthan-air vehicle flew its 120 feet. Orville documented the event in his diary: “After running the engine and propellers a few minutes to get them in working order, I got on the machine at 10:35 for the first trial… On slipping the rope the machine started off increasing in speed to probably 7 or 8 miles. The machine lifted from the truck just as it was entering on the fourth rail. Mr. Daniels took a picture just as it left the tracks.” Three more flights were made that day with Orville’s brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet. This halftone photograph may have been printed by the Wright’s themselves—being familiar with the halftone process from their earlier newspaper publishing enterprises. Envelope postmarked January 25, 1929. The recipient of this copy was notable collector of aviation history, Robert J. Braly of Los Angeles. Signature bold and clear, two tiny closed tears, faint paperclip rust and very minor creasing to margins of print (not affecting image or signature. A historic piece, in extremely good condition and with the original mailing envelope with Wright’s address.

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Magnificent photographic tribute to the pioneers of flight and the history of aeronautical development, illustrated with over 1200 rich brown-tone photogravures of historical events, key innovators, and early inventions. Following upon his successful photographic documentation of the Civil War, historian Francis Trevelyan Miller began writing collectors, photographers, government agencies and historical societies, asking for images that illustrate the history of aeronautics. These requests led to this comprehensive collection of official prints and photographs from government archives and private collections, together with Miller’s historical text. This special autograph edition contains the signatures of Louis Bleriot, who flew the first airplane across the English Channel; Henri Farman, who made the first flight to measure over one kilometer; Glenn Curtiss, who designed the first aircraft to take off and land on the deck of a ship at sea; Arthur Whitten Brown, co-commander of the first nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic; G. Herbert Scott, commander of the first trans-Atlantic voyage in an airship; Hugo Eckener, pilot of the Graf Zeppelin, the first airship to fly around the world; and Claude Dornier, designer and builder of some of the world’s earliest all-metal aircraft. Also signed by the author and the publisher. Only lightest soiling to white parchment.

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“Really the writer doesn’t want success… He knows that he has a short span of life, that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion, and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall… that someone a hundred, or a thousand years later will see.” — William Faulkner

j . d . sa linger “If You Really Want To Hear About It…”: The Catcher In The Rye, Exceptionally Beautiful First Edition 126. SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston, 1951. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom half-morocco clamshell box. $19,500. First edition of Salinger’s first book, in first-issue dust jacket, a beautiful copy. “The Catcher in the Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic. It struck a popular note, particularly with young readers, who strongly identified with Holden Caulfield and his yearning for lost innocence… Salinger’s novel was, and continues to be, a phenomenal success” (Parker, 300). “This novel is a keywork of the 1950s in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, through the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer… The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudopeace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices—anger, contempt, self-pity—but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling” (Burgess, 99 Novels, 53-4). First-issue dust jacket with photograph of Salinger on back panel. Starosciak A30a. Bixby A2a. Contemporary owner inscription on copyright page. Owner stamp. Book about-fine with only a trace of minor soiling to edges of text block and very minor transparent glue line near bottom edge of cloth. Exceptionally fresh and bright dust jacket fine and entirely unfaded, with only a couple of most minute rubs to head of spine. A very beautiful copy.


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ja ne austen First Collected And First Illustrated Edition Of The Novels Of Jane Austen, 1833 127. AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels. London, 1833. Five volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full polished tan calf gilt. $16,000. Scarce and important five-volume first collected edition of Jane Austen, “mother of the English 19th-century novel” (Kunitz & Haycraft), printed from the plates of Bentley’s “Standard Novel” editions of 1833, each volume with engraved frontispiece illustration. “Very rare in any state” (Gilson). “The fact that [Austen] wrote comparatively little and that that little is almost always of the highest quality has resulted in the unique distinction which her reputation now enjoys, that she is the only author of her period whose works can be read, and are read, today with delight in their entirety” (Baugh et al., 1206). Bentley’s first collected edition of Austen’s novels includes Sense and Sensibility (originally published 1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1815), Mansfield Park (1814) and Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both published posthumously in 1818). “The unconscious charm of the domestic atmosphere of the stories, and the delicate subsatirical humor which pervades them, have won her the admiration, even to fanaticism, of innumerable readers” (DNB). When this edition first appeared, with its memoir of the author by Henry Austen, it triggered an interest in Jane Austen’s works which has never flagged since. Each volume with engraved frontispiece, as well as both engraved and letterpress title pages. Bound without half titles and advertisements. Keynes 27. Gilson D6. Armorial bookplate of the Crowninshield family, one of several early American families known collectively as “Boston Brahmins.” Two clippings tipped in. Generally quite clean with only occasional marks of handling. Front joint of Volume V and a few headcaps with expert restoration. A very attractive and most desirable set in contemporary calf.


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128. CAPOTE, Truman. In Cold Blood. New York, 1965. Octavo, original maroon cloth, dust jacket. $3000. First trade edition of Capote’s landmark non-fiction novel, signed by him. Shortly after reading a short New York Times article about a shooting in the Midwest, a “reporter named Truman Capote traveled to Kansas to investigate the shotgun murder of a farm family. The result changed journalism forever” (Salon). “Hailed as a masterpiece,” In Cold Blood established Capote as the “herald of a new genre, ‘the non-fiction novel,’ which recognizes the convergence of fiction and fact in times of outrage, the insane surrealism of daily life” (Hart, 122; Allen, 247). Preceded only by a signed limited edition of 500 copies published the same year. Book with top edges of boards slightly bumped. Dust jacket price-clipped. An about-fine signed copy.

“Don’t Forget. Please Feed The Cat” 129. CAPOTE, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A Short Novel and Three Stories. New York, 1958. Octavo, original canary yellow cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First edition of the adventures of free-spirited Holly Golightly, in scarce dust jacket. “If you want to capture a period in New York, no other book has done it so well… He could capture period and place like few others” (Norman Mailer). With three other stories: “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar” and “A Christmas Memory.” Book fine; usual faint toning to spine of bright about-fine dust jacket.

“But In The World According To Garp, We Are All Terminal Cases”: First Edition, Signed By Irving 130. IRVING, John. The World According to Garp. New York, 1978. Octavo, original half navy cloth, dust jacket.  $2800. First edition of Irving’s fourth and most famous novel, signed by the author. Winner of the 1980 National Book Award, “this is the novel which made Irving’s name on both sides of the Atlantic, selling well over 3,000,000 copies” (Parker, 527-8). “Irving’s talent for storytelling is so bright and strong that he fully re-creates our time with its lurid and unending public melodrama” (Books of the Century, 513). Dust jacket with only minor crease to front flap. A fine signed copy.


131. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. WITH: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London, 1892, 1894. Two volumes. Octavo, original pictorial black- and gilt-stamped light blue and dark blue cloth, custom clamshell box.  $14,000. First editions in book form of these classic stories starring literature’s most famous detective, illustrated by Sidney Paget. Although Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887), his adventures in the Strand Magazine brought both him and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, lasting fame. “The initial 12 tales were collected between covers as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, published in England and America in 1892; and 11 of the second 12… as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1894. If any reader be prepared to name two other books that have given more innocent but solid pleasure, let him speak now—or hold his peace!” (Haycraft, 50). These volumes contain such famous and memorable tales as “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” Of special note is the last case in the Memoirs, “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes apparently meets his death in a struggle with “the Napoleon of crime,” Professor Moriarty. “At one point, tiring of the detective, Doyle attempted to exterminate him… but the clamor of his admirers forced him to resurrect Holmes for several further volumes, and his popularity has waned little since” (Benet, 273). Adventures in first-issue binding, with blank street sign on front cover illustration. Green & Gibson A10a, A14a. DeWaal 520, 596. Bookseller’s small blindstamp to front free endpaper of Adventures. Pencil bibliographic notation to verso of front free endpaper of Memoirs. Usual scattered light foxing. Cloth generally bright and fresh, with only most minor rubbing to spine gilt; fore-edge of front board of Adventures slightly bumped. A near-fine pair of volumes.

“Exactly, My Dear Watson” 132. CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. The Valley of Fear. London, 1915. Octavo, original red cloth. $3000. Preferred first English edition of this scarce later Sherlock Holmes novel. A portion of this novel is set in the coal mining towns of Pennsylvania. This preferred first English edition was published in June of 1915, following the American first edition published in February. Frontispiece illustration by Frank Wiles. With six pages of advertisements at rear. Without very scarce dust jacket. De Waal 503. Green and Gibson A39a. Rene de Chochor’s copy. He was the director of the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and he negotiated most of the cinema contracts and safeguarded the copyrights to Conan Doyle’s works. Without blank front free endpaper. Cloth fresh, gilt bright. Fine condition.

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133. CRANE, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. New York, 1896. Octavo, original tan cloth stamped with black, red, and gilt. $1700. First published edition, first state, of Crane’s first book. Preceded only by the virtually unobtainable privately issued edition of 1893 in paper wrappers. “His first significant writing [and important as one of the first naturalist novels], Maggie, had all the qualities of his later work, but it was impossibly grim for magazines and when printed late in 1892 with $700 borrowed from a brother, it was piled in a room unsold” (DAB). Crane’s classic The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, and its success led to this revised, first published edition of Maggie, “and Crane’s reputation was established” (Hart, 192). First state, with title page printed in upper and lower case letters. With 12page publisher’s catalogue bound at rear. Without the extremely scarce original dust jacket. BAL 4075. Interior fine. Very minor soiling to beige cloth, far less than usually seen. A near-fine copy.

“In This Book He Is Unsurpassable” 134. FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $4800. First trade edition of Faulkner’s first novel in the acclaimed Snopes trilogy, in a custom clamshell box. A beautiful copy. The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight’s Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner’s best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as “nothing short of superb—subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil War… In this book he is unsurpassable.” Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. A fine copy in an exceptionally bright fine dust jacket.

“…And Together They Slipped Away, Running Easily Down Through The Wood, Where The First Primroses Were Beginning To Bloom”: Inscribed By Richard Adams 135. ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down. London, 1972. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket.  $5500. First edition of Adams’ first and best-loved book, with color folding map at rear, inscribed: “To Peter Bentley with all good wishes. Richard Adams.” “An outstandingly popular animal story… in a few years the book’s popularity in English-speaking countries had come to rival that of The Lord of the Rings” (Carpenter & Prichard, 563). Awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children’s fiction. Bookplate. Book fine with bright gilt. Dust jacket fresh. A fine inscribed copy.


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john donne “How Am I Blest In Thus Discovering Thee? To Enter In These Bonds, Is To Be Free”: Scarce And Important 1669 Edition Of Donne’s Poems, With First Appearances Of Two Elegies, In Contemporary Calf 136. DONNE, John. Poems, &c. with Elegies on the Author’s Death. To which is Added Divers Copies under His Own Hand, Never before Printed. Savoy, London, 1669. Small octavo, contemporary full brown sheep sympathetically rebacked. $9000. Fifth edition of Donne’s poems: the best, most complete and last of the 17th-century editions, with two important elegies by Donne not appearing in any of the previous editions, “Love’s Progress,” and “To his Mistresse going to bed.” Although his poetry was circulated in small bundles of manuscript copies among the cultured circles of Elizabethan and Jacobean society, Donne deliberately kept most of it out of print, fearing to tarnish his reputation in the religious establishment. Therefore, almost none of his poetry appeared in print during his lifetime. “The first editors of Donne’s poetry divided his work into about a dozen groupings. The Songs and Sonnets which open the volume are generally amorous in theme; the Divine Poems, which close it, are described in their title… Early scholars took for granted that all the bawdy, cynical and lecherous poems were written by young Jack Donne, while all the somber, penitent, devotional poems were written by the godly divine. The more we learn about the matter, the less this easy division seems to stand up… Whether he writes of love or devotion, Donne’s particular blend of wit and seriousness, of intense feeling, darting thought, and vast erudition, creates a fascination quite beyond the reach of easier styles and less strenuous minds” (Adams). First published in 1633, this fifth edition of the Poems, often erroneously described as the seventh, was “based on manuscripts derived from the author’s papers and provided the best 17th-century text of Donne’s poems” (Adams). This is also the last edition published in the 17th century. Without A1 preliminary blank. Wing D1871. Keynes 84. Interior quite clean; small hole to leaf D4, affecting only a single letter on verso only. Expected rubbing to contemporary boards. A near-fine copy of an important edition.


“So, Gentlemen, Consider All The Cocktails Mentioned In This Book Drunk By Me As A Toast…”: Signed First Edition Of Fitzgerald’s First Book, This Side Of Paradise

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137. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York, 1920. Octavo, original green cloth, custom clamshell box. $13,200. First edition, third printing (issued the same month as the first, and the only printing with Fitzgerald’s signature) of Fitzgerald’s first novel, one of approximately 500 copies with the tipped-in “Author’s Apology” leaf boldly signed in pen, “Sincerely, F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Third printing (the only issued with the tipped-in “Apology”), published in the same month as the first. Prepared for an American Booksellers Association convention, Fitzgerald’s signed “Apology” reads: “I don’t want to talk about myself because I’ll admit I did that somewhat in this book. In fact, to write it took three months; to conceive it—three minutes; to collect the data in it—all my life. The idea of writing it came on the first of last July: it was a substitute form of dissipation. My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence: An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. So, gentlemen, consider all the cocktails mentioned in this book drunk by me as a toast to the American Booksellers Association. May, 1920.” Contrary to his claim, Fitzgerald began writing the novel in 1917, revising it several times until Scribner’s accepted it for publication in 1919. Without rare original dust jacket. Bruccoli A5.I.c. Text fresh, light restoration to original cloth. An extremely good signed copy.

“So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past”: The Great Gatsby 138. FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, 1925. Octavo, original green cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box. $4000. First edition of this landmark of 20th-century fiction. Noted critic Cyril Connolly called Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: “Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it” (Modern Movement 48). First printing, with “sick in tired” on page 205 and all other first-issue points. Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Bruccoli A11.1.a. Some scattered foxing to preliminary and final leaves, binding near-fine.


139. FROST, Robert. North of Boston. London, 1914. Octavo, original olive cloth, custom clamshell box. $18,000. Rare first edition, first issue of Frost’s second published book, signed and inscribed by him with a full manuscript draft of the poem “Neither Out Far Nor In Deep.” This volume represents a pinnacle of Frost’s career, containing such classic poems as “Mending Wall,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” “Home Burial,” and “The Woodpile.” Of it, Frost wrote, “I had some character strokes I had to get in somewhere and I chose a sort of eclogue form for them. Rather I dropped into that form. And I dropped to an everyday level of diction that even Wordsworth kept above… I think I have made poetry. The language is appropriate to the virtues I celebrate” (Thompson 428). The London edition precedes all American editions. “The first edition, first issue of North of Boston appears in five binding variants distributed over a period of eight years” (Crane, 14). This copy binding E, in coarse grass-green cloth, all edges trimmed. Of the 1000 copies of the first edition, 59 copies were bound in binding E, which was designed to ressemble the first binding, and is stamped “Printed in Great Britain” on the copyright page.This is the rarest of the first edition bindings. Issued without dust jacket. Crane A3. Bookplate. Original photograph of Frost and Raymond Palmer tipped to rear pastedown. Light restoration to original cloth. An extremely good copy, highly desirable with a draft manuscript poem by Frost.

Signed Limited Edition Of Frost’s Complete Poems 140. FROST, Robert. The Complete Poems. New York, 1950. Two volumes. Tall octavo, original dark blue cloth, custom slipcase. $3200. Signed limited edition, one of 1500 copies signed by Frost, famed typographer Bruce Rogers and wood-engraver Thomas W. Nason. The 80-year-old Rogers, who was approached to plan this book, insisted on an illustrator “who knows New England and can turn out the simple, home-spun kind of illustrations which are required for the work of a simple, homespun poet” (LEC Monthly Letter). Without scarce original glassine wrappers and original slipcase. LEC 208. A lovely signed copy in fine condition.

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“They Turn Their Back On The Land”: North Of Boston, First Edition, With Entire 16-Line Autograph Poem Signed And Presented By Robert Frost


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er nest hemingway Inscribed By Hemingway To His Friend Professor Fraser Drew 141. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York, 1929. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $22,000. First trade edition, scarce second issue, a presentation/association copy of the novel that “placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters,” this copy warmly inscribed to Hemingway scholar and his frequent correspondent, “To Frazer Drew from his friend, Ernest Hemingway,” in first issue dust jacket, rarely found. “Probably [Hemingway’s] best… After it one could no more imitate that musical crystalclear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence” (Connolly, Modern Movement 60). “The novel that placed Hemingway, early, among the American masters… the most satisfying and most sustained, the consummate masterpiece, among Hemingway’s novels. It bears the mark of Hemingway’s best gifts as a writer” (Mellow, 377-79). Second issue, appearing within days of the first, the only issue with the legal disclaimer on page [x], which “did not arrive in time for the first printing, was omitted after the second printing” (Hanneman 8a); in first-issue art deco dust jacket by Cleonike Damianakes, with front flap misspelling of the heroine’s name as “Katharine Barclay.” Appeared simultaneously with a limited edition of 510 numbered copies. Hanneman 8a. Bruccoli & Clark, 178. With bookplate of Professor Fraser Drew of the University of Buffalo. As a young teacher, Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded kindly. This was somewhat unusual as Hemingway could be quite cold or even nasty with correspondents. Hemingway signed six of Drew’s books and presented Drew with six more “as an act of contrition” for taking so long to return the books. Eventually, Hemingway invited Drew to visit him in Havana. On April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel for literature, Drew and Hemingway spent a long afternoon discussing literature and teaching, later recounted by Drew in his article “Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia” (Bruccoli, 89-98), an account remarkable for its portrayal of Hemingway’s modesty and generosity. At the end of Drew’s visit with Hemingway, “He said, Let’s go up to the house and sign those books of yours,” after which Hemingway inscribed all the books Drew had brought with him and (as before) presented him with many others from his own collection. Book fine with only a bit of faint scattered foxing to text; lightest edge-wear to unrestored first-issue dust jacket. An about-fine copy with a memorable association.


142. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. To Have and Have Not. New York, 1937. Octavo, original full black cloth, dust jacket. $5000. First edition, first issue. This novel, Hemingway’s first since A Farewell to Arms was published eight years earlier, follows the life and adventures of Harry Morgan from rum-running to revolution. Brimming with criticism directed at American capitalism and the bureaucracy of the Roosevelt administration, the novel explores social circumstances and situations in Key West, “that paradise of the ‘haves’ and purgatory of the ‘have nots.’” (Hart, 327). With Scribner “A” on copyright page; in original dust jacket with black-and-white photograph of Hemingway by Joris Ivens on the back. Hanneman 14A. Book fine; only minute rub to corner of bright dust jacket. A fine copy.

“The World Is A Fine Place And Worth The Fighting For” 143. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York, 1940. Octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $2700. First edition of this classic Hemingway novel, in first-issue dust jacket. “This is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest.” (J. Donald Adams). First issue, with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page, in firstissue dust jacket without photographer’s name. Hanneman A18a. Bookseller ticket, inkstamp. Book fine; minor expert restoration to edges of exceptionally bright unfaded dust jacket.

“After All, He Said To Himself, It Is Probably Only Insomnia. Many Must Have It” 144. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing. New York, 1933. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket.  $5000. First edition of arguably Hemingway’s finest collection of short stories. This distinguished collection of 14 Hemingway stories includes “A Natural History of the Dead” and “‘After the Storm,’ which is more imaginative than anything Hemingway has hitherto written” (New York Times). Of particular importance is “what is perhaps Hemingway’s finest story ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’”—securing his reputation as “the modern American master of the short story.” Hemingway’s “epigraph to Winner Take Nothing… is perhaps the finest and most accurate brief description of Hemingway’s heroes, of what he set out to do in his best work and what in the main he accomplished” (McCormick, 55-6). Six of the 14 stories in this collection made their first appearance here (though the dust jacket claims nine). Hanneman A12a. Bruccoli & Clark I:179. Bookseller ticket. Book fine; a few small chips, small closed tear to rear seam of near-fine dust jacket.

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“If It Isn’t Enjoyable—Why Do It?”: First Edition Of To Have And Have Not


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“Bovary C’est Moi”: Scarce First Edition Of Flaubert’s Masterpiece, In Contemporary Boards, Association Copy From The Library Of Grolier Club Co-Founder Theodore De Vinne 145. FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary. Moeurs de Province. Paris, 1857. Two volumes. 12mo., contemporary half red cloth, custom chemises, custom slipcase. $10,500. Rare first edition, first issue in book form of Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, “the definitive model of the novel” (Émile Zola) and the work that “ushered the age of realism into modern European literature,” this exceptional association copy from the library of renowned author, publisher and cofounder of the Grolier Club, Theodore Low De Vinne, with his bookplates. Upon publication of Madame Bovary, both Flaubert and his publisher were brought to trial on charges of immorality and narrowly escaped conviction (the same tribunal found Charles Baudelaire guilty on the same charge six months later). Although purportedly based in part on the circumstances of Flaubert’s friend Louise Pradier, the author’s claim that “Madame Bovary is myself,” with his unrelenting objectivity and deep compassion for his characters, earned him a reputation as the great master of the Realist school of French literature. Flaubert’s attention to minute particulars of description and his belief in “le mot juste” significantly influenced later writers and thinkers, making Madame Bovary integral to the evolution of modern literature. First issue, with misspelling of “Senard” as “Senart” on dedication page. With half titles; without publisher’s ads. Text in French. This association copy is from the library of Theodore Low De Vinne, a “distinguished American printer… known for his writings on the craft… De Vinne was a co-founder in 1884 of the Grolier Club and printed its first publication” (Glaister,136). With his bookplates. Text fresh with only light scattered foxing, contemporary boards with some light rubbing and edge-wear; Volume I with expert repair to front joint, signatures slightly shaken but binding sound, small, inoffensive ink stain to upper gutter of prelims including title-page. A very good association copy of a landmark work of literature.

“One Of The Most… Terrifying Ghost Stories We Have Ever Read”: James’ The Two Magics, Publisher’s Presentation Copy, Including The First Book Publication Of “The Turn Of The Screw” 146. JAMES, Henry. The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw. Covering End. London, 1898. Octavo, original blind-stamped blue cloth, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $5000. Rare first edition, one of only 1500 copies, containing the first book publication of “The Turn of the Screw,” James’ classic ghost story, with publisher’s “presentation copy” blindstamp to title page. One of the most famous stories in American literature, “The Turn of the Screw” first appeared in book form in The Two Magics (following its publication in serial form in Collier’s magazine the same year), earning remarkable reviews: “One of the most engrossing and terrifying ghost stories we have ever read” (Athenaeum); “The reader is bound to the end by the spell-an imaginative masterpiece” (The Critic); “It is a most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale, like an Elizabethan tragedy. I am greatly impressed by it” (Oscar Wilde). Just as critically and popularly acclaimed today, it endures as one of the most important and influential works of its kind. With title page printed in red and black, 32-page publisher’s catalogue at rear and four blind-stamped irises on front cover. BAL 10633. Edel & Laurence A52a. Fantasy and Horror 4-80. Clute & Grant, 512-13. Horror 100 Best 22. Small marginal closed tear to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to joints and extremities, gilt bright. An extremely good copy. Scarce.


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147. KING, Stephen. Carrie. New York, 1974. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, dust jacket. $4000.

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First edition, signed by King. This novel inaugurated King’s reign as “the best-selling American author during the final quarter of the 20th century” (Chronology of American Literature). When he wrote it, however, he was living in a trailer and working at a laundromat for $60 a week. “Two unrelated ideas, adolescent cruelty and telekinesis, came together… I did three single-spaced pages of a first draft, then crumpled them up in disgust and threw them away… [The next night, my wife] Tabby had the pages… ‘You’ve got something here,’ she said. ‘I really think you do’” (King, On Writing, 67-68). Tabitha King was right: “Life in the trailer ended in 1973 when Doubleday bought Carrie for a $2500 advance. Hardcover sales were not spectacular, but the paperback sales-boosted by the [1976] film of the novel-were nearly 4,000,000 copies. ‘The movie made the book, and the book made me,’ King says” (New York Times). Ketchum, Levack and Levin 1. Barron, Fantasy and Horror 6-193. Currey, 227. Dust jacket with very light small waterstain to spine. A desirable signed copy, very nearly fine.

Inscribed First Edition Of The Stand 148. KING, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, New York, 1978. Thick octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket, custom slipcase. $3500. First edition, inscribed by the author, “For Randy—with best, Steve King, 11/1/81.” “The book that took me the longest to write was The Stand. This is also the one my longtime readers still seem to like the best… I was writing this story near the end of the so-called Energy Crisis in the 1970s, and I had an absolutely marvelous time envisioning a world that went smash during the course of one horrified, infected summer… Rarely have I seen so clearly with the eye of my imagination… [A trust in] violence as a solution is woven through human nature like a damning red thread. That became the theme… There is no moral to The Stand, no ‘We’d better learn or we’ll probably destroy the whole damned planet next time’—but if the theme stands out clearly enough, those discussing it may offer their own morals and conclusions. Nothing wrong with that; such discussions are one of the great pleasures of the reading life” (King, On Writing, 201-6). “A very superior example of its genre” (Clute & Nicholls, 666). First-issue dust jacket, with price of $12.95. Ketchum, Levack & Levin 16. A scarce inscribed copy in fine condition.


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“There Was A Moocow Coming Down Along The Road…”: Beautiful First Edition Of Joyce’s Portrait Of The Artist 149. JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York, 1916. Octavo, original blue cloth, custom half morocco clamshell box. $9300. First edition of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work, this scarce edition published in New York against numerous attempts to remove “offending passages,” a defining moment in the rising fury over censorship and the emergence of the modern novel. New York publisher B.W. Huebsch was the only publisher “venturesome enough in 1916 to publish Joyce’s [novel] unexpurgated… In England, 12 publishers had refused to set [it] up the way Joyce wrote it, and Harriet Weaver, who had published parts of the work serially in her avant-garde magazine The Egoist, would not go along with Ezra Pound’s proposal that blank spaces be left and, after printing, the offending passages be filled in with a typewriter. The difficulty was exacerbated because, as everyone knew, only a year earlier, in England, the entire edition of D.H. Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow had been destroyed by the police. Publishers and printers on both sides of the Atlantic were intimidated” (de Grazia, 18). The novel was not published in England until 1917. Without extraordinarily rare dust jacket. Slocum & Cahoon A11. Embossed stamp and bookplate. Interior fine. Cloth with expert restoration to rear joint, minor bubbling to front cover, gilt very bright. A lovely, near-fine copy. Scarce.

“Seashell Ebb Music Wayriver She Flows”: Anna Livia Plurabelle, Signed By Joyce 150. JOYCE, James. Anna Livia Plurabelle. With a Preface by Padraic Colum. New York, 1928. 12mo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth, custom clamshell box. $4500. The first separate publication of the centerpiece and most beautiful segment of Finnegans Wake, number 78 of only 800 copies signed by Joyce. A fine copy. Responding to critics who accused him of writing off the cuff, Joyce claimed to have spent 1200 hours composing this integral part of his Work in Progress, later published as Finnegans Wake. He incorporated nearly 350 river names into the text and wrought perhaps the most lyrical of his published works. “He was prepared, he said, ‘to stake everything’ on this section of his book…” (Ellman, 598). Slocum & Cahoon 32. Light scattered foxing to preliminary leaves; light rubbing to cloth extremities. A near-fine copy.


“His Soul Swooned Slowly As He Heard The Snow Falling Faintly Through The Universe And Faintly Falling, Like The Descent Of Their Last End, Upon All The Living And The Dead”

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151. JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London, 1914. Octavo, original giltstamped dark red cloth, custom clamshell box. $17,500. Rare first edition of Joyce’s first prose work, his great collection of short stories. One of only 1250 sheets printed (499 of which were sunk en route to America). Of his beleaguered book Joyce wrote, “I believe that in composing my chapter of moral history in exactly the way I have composed it I have taken the first step towards the spiritual liberation in my country” (Ellmann, 221). This collection includes some of the finest stories written in the English language, including “Araby,” “Counterparts” and the classic “The Dead.” One of no more than 746 copies bound for the first edition (and perhaps as few as 246). Without extraordinarily rare original dust jacket. Slocum & Cahoon A8. Light foxing to first few leaves. Original cloth with light rubbing, minor discolored spots to boards. An very good copy.

Signed By Matisse: The First Illustrated Edition Of Ulysses 152. JOYCE, James, and MATISSE, Henri. Ulysses. New York, 1935. Large quarto, original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth, slipcase, custom clamshell box.  $9200. First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 1133 of 1500 copies signed by Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. One of the most arresting collaborations in 20thcentury literature. “It was a great idea to bring them together; celebrities of the same generation, of similar virtuosity” (Wheeler, 15). The 26 beautiful full-page illustrations by Matisse accompany the text of Joyce’s Ulysses, including six soft-ground etchings with reproductions of the sketches on blue and yellow paper. “One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy [this work’s designer], who undertook this only American publication of Matisse’s illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for $5000. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer’s Odyssey. The preparatory drawings reproduced with the soft-ground etchings (Matisse’s only use of this medium) record the evolution of the figures from vigorous sketches to closely knit compositions” (Artist and the Book 197). Slocum & Cahoun A22. LEC 71. Expert restoration to original slipcase. Owner signature. Book fine with original cloth fresh, gilt bright. Original slipcase with expert restoration.


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“And His Soul Could Not Leave Her, Wherever She Was”

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153. LAWRENCE, D.H. Sons and Lovers. London, 1913. Octavo, original blue cloth. $3200. First edition, first state, of Lawrence’s first important novel. Written during the “great blossoming of his genius,” Sons and Lovers is regarded as Lawrence’s first clear success. “Sons and Lovers is in many respects stylistically innovatory. It emphasizes moments of sharp personal conflict and intense psychological process which is conveyed in the charged, symbolic prose characteristic of Lawrence’s best work” (Stringer, 632). First state, with tipped-in title page. Connolly, The Modern Movement 21. Roberts A4. Bookplate. Very light foxing to preliminaries, front inner paper hinge split, original cloth exceptionally nice. A near-fine copy.

“I Drew These Tides Of Men Into My Hands And Wrote My Will Across The Sky In Stars”: Seven Pillars Of Wisdom, In Rare Variant Binding 154. LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph. London, 1935. Large quarto, original full green morocco gilt. $3600. First trade edition of Lawrence’s account of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, in rare variant publisher’s green morocco binding. Even though “Seven Pillars is remarkably accurate as a military history,” its blending of epic heroic adventure, psychological insight, and spiritual transformation make it the literary treasure that Lawrence intended it to be, deserving Winston Churchill’s praise as one of “the greatest books ever written in the English language” (Wilson, 55). “We were a self-centered army without parade or gesture, devoted to freedom… a purpose so ravenous that it devoured all our strength, a hope so transcendent that our earlier ambitions faded in its glare… Sometimes [my two] selves would converse in the void; and then madness was very near, as I believe it would be near the man who could see things through the veils at once of two customs, two educations, two environments.” Fifth impression, issued two months after the first. Illustrated with photographic plates, portraits from sketches and four folding maps. Preceded only by the very scarce private printing of 1926 and the 1935 limited edition. This deluxe publisher’s binding, with Cape’s emblem at the foot of the spine, is not listed in O’Brien, and is similar to the variant blue morocco binding also seen with some fifth impression copies. O’Brien A042. Interior fine. Light rubbing to extremities and light toning to spine. A fine copy, rare in this variant binding.


155. MANN, Thomas. Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde. Stockholm, 1947. Octavo, original brown cloth, dust jacket. $16,000. First edition, rare presentation/association copy of Mann’s brilliant reworking of the Faust legend, warmly inscribed by Mann to the personal assistant of the Swedish Count of Wisborg, Marianne Schmidt, with Mann’s extensive annotations and corrections throughout, presented to Schmidt “zum Dank für ihre besondere Anteilnahme” [with gratitude for your special kindness] in aiding Mann during his 1947 return to Europe, in scarce original dust jacket. Thomas Mann’s profoundly allegorical novel Doktor Faustus is hailed as one of his greatest works. Critics called this “modern reworking of the Faustus legend… a formidable achievement… as a literary tour de force, it is brilliant” (New York Times). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929, Mann here merges themes from “the life of Friedrich Nietzsche with the evils of Nazism and war against the background of the innovative 12-tone music system of the Viennese composer Arnold Schönberg” (Pribic, 260). Mann and his family had fled Germany in 1933, taking refuge near Zürich, where he remained until 1938, when the Manns left for America. It was there that Mann worked on Doktor Faustus, completing the novel in January 1947. Soon afterwards he decided to make his first trip back to Europe since war’s end, and was aided in this by Marianne Schmidt, this copy’s recipient, who was the personal assistant of the Count of Wisborg, the only son of Prince Wilhelm of Sweden. After spending a few months in Zürich, Mann returnined to America that September. Doktor Faustus was published in Sweden one month later, with this copy containing Marianne Schmidt’s own signature and inscription dated “Zürich, der 14. November 1947.” Text in German. Precedes the first edition in English, published in 1948. See PMM 298. Owner inscription of Schmidt in German. Faint numerical notations to rear pastedown. Occasional light marginalia. Book fine; minor expert restoration to lovely scarce dust jacket. An exceptional presentation/association copy in about-fine condition.

“I Believe All Your Lies Implicitly” 156. MILLER, Henry. Tropic of Capricorn. Paris, 1939. Octavo, original red and white stiff paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $3800. First edition of Henry Miller’s controversial final novel in his landmark trilogy, in original wrappers. Tropic of Capricorn, with its focus on Henry Miller’s Brooklyn youth, concludes his famed autobiographical trilogy—following Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Black Spring (1936). Once hailed by Norman Mailer as “the last great American pioneer,” Miller sparked much controversy over the novel’s explicit descriptions of sexual encounters. “Although his two most important works, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were published in Paris in the 1930s, because of their heavy sexual content, they were not published in the United States until the early 1960s, when Miller’s work became the leading battlefield in the war over ‘pornographic’ literature” (Hoffman, 108). With first issue price of 60 francs printed on the spine, front and rear flaps marked over; stamped price of 78 francs on rear free endpaper. With errata slip, often not found, tipped to title page. As issued without dust jacket. Text generally fresh with single tiny closed margin tear (283), light edge-wear, soiling to fragile original wrappers, less than usually found. An extremely good copy.

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“Zum Dank Für Ihre Besondere Anteilnahme”: Extraordinary First Edition Of Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus, A Rare Presentation/ Association Copy Warmly Inscribed And Annotated By Him


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“My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn”: Signed By Margaret Mitchell

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157. MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone with the Wind. New York, 1936. Thick octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket, custom clamshell box.  $15,000. First edition of Mitchell’s “sweeping rendition of a South torn apart,” in a lovely first-issue dust jacket, signed by the author. “This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best… It has been a long while since the American public has been offered such a bounteous feast of excellent storytelling” (New York Times Book Review, 1936). Said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), Gone with the Wind won Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize. “Mitchell’s sweeping rendition of a South torn apart by civil war… has become national mythology” (New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, 111). First printing, with “Published May 1936” on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. First-issue dust jacket with Gone with the Wind listed in second column of booklist on back panel. Eicher 730. In Tall Cotton 125. Owner signature. Exceptionally bright cloth with mild rubbing to edges, one-inch spilt to spine head, light circular stain to front board. Price-clipped dust jacket with only a few shallow chips to top edge. An near-fine signed copy.

Signed By Cormac McCarthy 158. MCCARTHY, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. New York, 1992. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $4200. First trade edition of the first novel in McCarthy’s acclaimed “Border Trilogy,” winner of the National Book Award, signed by McCarthy. Exceptionally scarce signed. “A taut, poetic evocation of the remote back country of south Texas and northern Mexico, strongly imagined and beautifully rendered by a very fine writer—one of our best—who deserves far more renown. The perception of horses is extraordinary, and Jimmy Blevins will take a place as one of the great characters of American literature” (Peter Matthiessen). While there were a very small number (estimated 250) of advance review copies issued with McCarthy’s signature on a tipped-in leaf, signed trade copies are extremely scarce. In addition, the advance review copies were issued in wrappers rather than in hardcover format, making this signed trade copy all the more desirable. Fine condition.


159. MELVILLE, Herman. The Piazza Tales. New York, 1856. Octavo, original brown blind- and gilt-stamped cloth, custom clamshell box. $4800. First edition of Melville’s first collection of short stories (the only one published within his lifetime), including three classics of American short fiction: “Bartleby the Scrivener,” “The Encantadas” and “Benito Cereno.” A near-fine copy. The stories collected here represent “Melville’s finest achievements in short fiction” (Hart, 259). The striking pessimism encountered in these tales reflects the downturn that Melville’s literary career had taken at the time. Despite the fame and popular following which Melville enjoyed with his early novels (notably Typee and Omoo), Moby Dick appeared in 1851 to virtually no critical or popular acclaim. The Piazza Tales did little to rescue its author from his slide into obscurity; it is unlikely that the author ever earned any royalties from this book, and its failure probably helped drive the American publisher out of business. With the exception of the title story, which was written by Melville specifically for this collection, the pieces here first appeared in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine in the 1850s, either anonymously or under a pseudonym. Among the most notable of the six stories is “Bartleby the Scrivener,” an acknowledged classic of American short fiction and the short story form. Following The Piazza Tales, Melville would publish only two more works of prose (The Confidence Man, 1857, and Billy Budd, finished shortly before his death), and instead focused on his poetry. With seven pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear. BAL 13669. Sadleir, Excursions, 231. Bookplate. Ink numbers on title page. Text generally quite nice, with only very minor occasional light soiling; light wear to head of spine, gilt lettering slightly faded. An unusually handsome, near-fine copy of a work generally found quite worn.

Beautifully Bound And Illustrated Works Of Shakespeare, One Of Only 175 Sets 160. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of Shakespeare. London, 1899-1900. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original full beveled vellum gilt.  $7500. Fine set of the “Larger Temple Shakespeare,” one of only 175 sets printed on handmade paper, beautifully illustrated with 40 full-page plates (30 hand-tinted), and copious in-text line cuts. This splendid edition of Shakespeare’s Works “aims at the elucidation of the text by means of illustrative drawings from old books, broadsides, antiquarian objects, [and] maps, belonging for the most part, to the poet’s own times.” With a biography of Shakespeare, “newly discovered” frontispiece portrait published for the first time, a folding view of London during Shakespeare’s day, facsimile title and preliminary pages from the First Folio, and glossaries of Shakespearian English. Chapter headings printed in red. A bright, beautiful set in fine condition.

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“I Would Prefer Not To”: First Edition Of Melville’s First And Only Collection Of Short Stories, Including His Short Fiction Masterpieces, “Bartleby The Scrivener” And “Benito Cereno”


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golden trea sury series Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Heine… Beautifully Bound Set Of The World’s Greatest Poems In A Lovely Regency-Style Miniature Bookcase 161. (POETRY). Golden Treasury Series. London, 1892-1911. Twenty volumes. Small octavo, mid 20th-century full polished purple morocco gilt, wooden Regencystyle display case with glass doors. Case measures 15 inches tall by 10 inches wide by 6 inches deep. $12,000. Twenty-volume Golden Treasury of the world’s greatest poets, beautifully bound in full polished morocco-gilt by Asprey, the set housed in a lovely contemporary Regencystyle wooden display case with glass doors and inlaid wooden borders. Includes the poems and lyrics of Shakespeare, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Heine and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, among others, including Heine in the original German and Masson in the original French. Bookplates. A beautiful set in fine condition.


V., Thomas Pynchon’s First Novel

First edition of Pynchon’s first novel, in first-issue jacket, with publisher’s card laid in, housed in a custom box by Dragonfly Bindery with cover design replicating Ismar David’s striking dust jacket. V.’s far-reaching scope and complexity established Pynchon as one of the most imaginative voices of the postwar era. “Inconclusive, gripping, confusing in outline but convincing in detail, V. is a blackly comic odyssey into the occult corners and bizarre anxieties of 20th-century Europe and America” (Parker, 403). First-issue dust jacket, without reviews on rear panel. Mead A1a. Publisher’s complimentary copy with laid-in card. Book fine; lightest edgewear to near-fine dust jacket, custom folding clamshell box.

“Who Is John Galt?” 163. RAND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York, 1957. Thick octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $4500. First edition of one of the most popular and influential novels of the last 50 years. “From 1943 until its publication in 1957, [Rand] worked on the book that many say is her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. This novel describes how a genius named John Galt grows weary of supporting a society of ungrateful parasites and one day simply shrugs and walks away. He becomes an inspiration to like-minded men and women, all of whom eventually follow his example, until society, in its agony, calls them back to responsibility and respect. Again [as with Rand’s novel The Fountainhead in 1943] reviews were unsympathetic, and again people bought the book” (ANB). By 1984 more than five million copies of Atlas Shrugged had been sold, and in a 1991 Library of Congress survey Americans named it second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced their lives. First printing, in first-issue dust jacket. Perinn A4a. A fine copy.

“Did You See More Glass?”: First Edition Of Salinger’s Nine Stories 164. SALINGER, J.D. Nine Stories. Boston, 1953. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket.  $3500. First edition of Salinger’s much anticipated second book, his only collection of short stories. Published two years after Catcher in the Rye, “Nine Stories further solidified Salinger’s critical and popular reputation as spokesman for another postwar variety of disengaged seriousness…” (Hoffman, 144). These stories, written from 1948 on, introduce the Glass family, whom Salinger would revisit in Franny and Zooey (1961) and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction (1963). Stated “First Edition” on copyright page; with two grades of paper as issued by publisher. Bixby A3. Bruccoli & Clark I:315. Starosciak A35. Gift inscription dated year of publication. Book fine with gilt spine title intact (not flaked, as often). Bright dust jacket with shallow chipping, very mild toning to spine. Near-fine condition.

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162. PYNCHON, Thomas. V. Philadelphia, 1963. Octavo, original lavender cloth, dust jacket, laid-in publisher’s card, 3-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches, custom clamshell box. $4500.

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165. STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony. New York, 1937. Octavo, original pictorial beige cloth, numbered cardboard slipcase, custom clamshell box.$5000. Signed limited first edition, one of 699 copies signed by Steinbeck. The three interconnected stories in this volume (a fourth was added in the 1945 edition) “examine the nature of life and of death and the relationship of the individual to the whole” (Benson, 288). Issued simultaneously with an unrecorded lettered signed limited edition of somewhere between 26 and 52 copies. Without original glassine. Goldstone & Payne A9a. Salinas Public Library, 27. Valentine 78. Interior fine. Cloth with slightest toning. Original slipcase lightly worn. A lovely copy in very nearly fine condition.

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, First Edition 166. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. New York, 1886. Octavo, original yellow wrappers, custom half morocco clamshell box. $7500. True first edition, preceding the first English edition by four days, in original wrapper. “Founded partly on a dream, this novel is a striking apologue of the double life of man. Published as a ‘shilling shocker,’ a form at that time in fashion, it became instantly popular… and the names of its two chief characters have passed into the common stock of proverbial allusion” (DNB). “In terms of the history of literature, Jekyll and Hyde represents the breakdown of the stable ego in late Victorian fiction and a fascination with irrationality that prefigures the works of Conrad, Joyce and Woolf” (Tymn 3-230). The first English edition was supposed to be released in December 1885. However, the bookstalls were full of Christmas books at that time and the publisher did not want to compete with them. Therefore, publication in England was delayed until January and the American edition was released first. The first edition was comprised of 3000 copies in wrappers and 1250 copies in cloth. The fragile copy in wrappers is now scarcer than cloth copies. Prideaux 17. Early owner signature on front wrapper. Paper wrappers and three preliminary leaves expertly restored; text clean and intact. A scarce copy of this desirable first edition.

“A Great Slob Of A Man In Violent Revolt Against The Entire 20th Century” 167. TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge and London, 1980. Octavo, original beige cloth, original dust jacket.  $4500. First edition of Toole’s posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical novel—“nothing less than a grand comic fugue”—one of only 2500 copies printed. “This novel has a sad history behind it. The author sent it to every publisher in America, all of whom rejected it. After the final rejection (by Knopf) Toole committed suicide. He was only 32. His mother gave the manuscript to Walker Percy, who secured its publication by Louisiana State University Press, and it was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Its virtues have now been universally recognized” (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 125. First state of the dust jacket, without Chicago Sun-Times blurb on the rear panel. Book fine, bright dust jacket with two short closed tears. A very nearly fine copy.


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leo tolstoy Among The Most Important Novels In World Literature: Tolstoy’s Epic War And Peace, Beautiful 1886 First Complete Edition In English 168. TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace. A Historical Novel. New York, 1886. Six volumes. Small octavo, original gilt-stamped decorative brown cloth, custom morocco clamshell box. $18,000. First complete edition in English of one of the most important novels in world literature, six volumes in wonderful original pictorial cloth gilt binding. Seven years in the writing, War and Peace is undeniably the greatest literary work relating to the Napoleonic wars. The juxtaposition of historical, social, and personal themes and the monumental size and scope of the novel combine to present an accurate and vibrant portrait of the Russian nation. German novelist Thomas Mann noted of War and Peace, “The pure narrative power of his work is unequalled. Seldom did art work so much like nature.” Originally published in 1865-69, the novel was not translated into English until almost 20 years later. A London edition of War and Peace was also published in 1886, but omits several philosophical passages and the second epilogue; this Gottsberger edition is complete. A third edition, published by Harper and Brothers, also appeared in 1886. No priority is given among these editions. Line 104. Owner signatures. Interiors fine; light expert restoration to spine ends only. Gilt bright. A beautiful, about-fine copy.


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169. UPDIKE, John. Rabbit, Run. New York, 1960. Octavo, original half green cloth, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of Updike’s second novel, the first book in his Rabbit tetralogy, inscribed: “For Jennifer, Congratulations! and cheers, John Updike.” “Updike’s choice of Rabbit Angstrom, in Rabbit, Run, was inspired, one of those happy, instinctive accidents that so often shape a literary career” (Books of the Century, 450). “‘The great urgencies of sex and death,’ as Updike calls them, provide the fields of force” in this first of four novels in his acclaimed tetraology (Vinson, 1399). The Washington Post hailed Rabbit, Run as “brilliant and poignant.” Interior fine. Very slight fading to top edge of binding of fine book. Light wear to extremities of price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of light foxing to rear panel. A near-fine copy.

First Edition Of Twain’s The Prince And The Pauper, In Publisher’s Three-Quarter Morocco 170. TWAIN, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper, A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston, 1882. Octavo, original threequarter brown morocco gilt. $3200. First American edition, first issue, second state, of “the best book for young folks that was ever written,” (Harriet Beecher Stowe), in original three-quarter morocco binding. Thought by his family and many of his friends to be his best work, The Prince and the Pauper represented a risky departure for Twain in his attempt to write a serious and thoughtful adventure story for children. He considered publishing the book anonymously, as he feared that his reputation as a humorist would hurt its chances with the public, but finally decided to put his name to it, “and let it help me or hurt me as the fates shall direct.” “The Prince and the Pauper was to be an act of culture. He had no hesitation, as he had had with Tom Sawyer, over whether this was a book for children or for grownups. From the very start he knew that he was writing for children” (Kaplan, 238, 248). According to Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe once told him, “I am reading your Prince and the Pauper for the fourth time… And I know it is the best book for young folks that was ever written” (Kaplan, 240). First issue, second state, with Franklin Press imprint on copyright page and “estate” changed to “state” on page 124, line 1. BAL 3402. Johnson, 40. MacDonnell, 44-45. McBride, 70. Owner signature. Interior quite clean, mild rubbing to boards. A near-fine copy.


171. WELLS, H.G. The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance. London, 1897. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth. $4500. First edition of Wells’ popular and significant cautionary fable of overreaching scientific ambition. Employing his characteristic “blend of fantasy and everyday detail” in this third of his “scientific romances,” Wells “was probably the first writer to combine the traditional theme [of invisibility] with a sober and plausible-seeming explanation drawn from contemporary physics and chemistry” (Bergonzi, 113-14). Readers found The Invisible Man—unlike its immediate predecessor, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)—readily accessible and enormously gripping. Joseph Conrad, in a December 1898 letter to Wells, praised the book: “Frankly—it is uncommonly fine. One can always see a lot in your work—there is always a ‘beyond’ to your books— but into this… you’ve managed to put an amazing quantity of effects.” The Invisible Man remains not only an inescapable influence on modern science fiction but also a “classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction” (Clute & Nicholls, 1313). An abridged version of the story first appeared in serial form in Pearson’s Weekly during the summer of 1897. With publisher’s ad leaf at rear. Currey, 419. Anatomy of Wonder II-1227. Text with very light embrowning as usual; cloth with only lightest rubbing to spine ends, gilt bright. A lovely copy in about-fine condition.

“Few Things Seemed To Newland Archer More Awful Than An Offence Against ‘Taste’” 172. WHARTON, Edith. The Age of Innocence. New York, 1920. Octavo, original red cloth. $2800. First edition, first issue of Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Wharton’s novel of manners and conventionality won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 and is known for its “ironic handling of Victorian social standards in New York high society” (Hart, 814). Without extremely scarce dust jacket. Garrison 30.I.a. Interior fine, minor rubbing to spine head of bright cloth. A near-fine copy.

“A Roar Of Protest” 173. KESEY, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. New York, 1962. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $7000. First edition of Kesey’s most “popular and enduring” work, in scarce dust jacket. “Ken Kesey’s first novel remains his most popular and enduring… Cuckoo’s Nest resonates with the classic theme of the individual rebelling against the controlling forces of society” (Books of the Century, 98). On publication in 1962, “Time magazine called Cuckoo’s Nest ‘a roar of protest against middlebrow society’s Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them’” (New York Times). Adapted to the stage in 1963, with Kirk Douglas in the lead, the novel was the basis for the highly successful 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. First issue, with “that fool Red Cross woman” on page 9, lines 12-13, in first issue dust jacket containing Kerouac’s endorsement on the front flap. Book bright and fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light expert restoration to spine ends, with only very light fading. A beautiful and most desirable copy.

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“You Don’t Understand Who I Am Or What I Am… By Heaven! I’ll Show You”


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“I Hope Some Of The Faithful, And All The Elect, Will Buy Copies”: First Edition Of The Importance Of Being Earnest, Wilde’s Dramatic Masterpiece, 1899 174. WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. By the Author of Lady Windermere’s Fan. London, 1899. Quarto, original gilt-stamped mauve cloth, custom clamshell box.  $4800. Scarce first trade edition of Wilde’s last and greatest play, one of only 1000 copies, in original cloth. The Importance of Being Earnest premiered in February 1895 in London and was an immediate success, but the premiere was very nearly ruined when the Marquess of Queensbury, angry at Wilde for his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the Marquess’ son, attempted to break into the theater, disrupt the play, and humiliate Wilde. In order to prevent this, Wilde had had the theater surrounded by police. The Marquess’ constant hounding of Wilde finally bore fruit when Wilde sued him for slander, and Queensbury then used the trial as a platform to expose him and have him arrested for “gross indecency.” Wilde’s name was immediately removed from the theater playbill and marquee, and the play closed shortly thereafter, a mere seven weeks after the premiere of the play. The Importance of Being Earnest was his last drama, and the last work of fiction he was to write. After his release from prison, Wilde set to work editing Earnest for publication in order to earn a small amount to support himself, but “the appearance of the play in book form passed practically unnoticed by the reviewers. ‘I am sorry my play is boycotted by the press… particularly for Smithers’s sake; he has shown great pluck in bringing it out at all. However I hope some of the faithful, and all the elect, will buy copies. If you hear anything nice said about the play, write it to me: if not, invent it’” (Hyde, 399). This first trade edition, published with no mention of the name of the author, preceeded the signed limited large-paper edition, issued later in 1899, which named Wilde as the author. Mason 381. Contemporary owner signature. Interior fine. Light rubbing and toning to cloth extremities, as often. An extremely good copy.

“The Most Intelligent Piece Of English Dramatic Writing Of Our Day”: First Edition Of Wilde’s A Woman Of No Importance, One Of Only 500 Copies 175. WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance. London, 1894. Octavo, mid 20th-century full mauve morocco gilt; original gilt-stamped cloth bound in. $2800. First edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies, with original decorative gilt-stamped cloth covers and spine designed by Charles Shannon bound in. Handsomely bound by the Rose Bindery. Wilde’s drama was first performed at London’s Haymarket Theatre on April 19, 1893. A contemporary reviewer praised “the keenness of [Wilde’s] intellect, the individuality of his point of view, the excellence of his verbal style, and above all the genuinely dramatic quality of his inspirations. I do not hesitate to call… this play the most virile and intelligent… piece of English dramatic writing of our day” (Mason 364). With 16-page Elkin Mathews and John Lane Publisher’s catalogue at rear, dated 1894. The Mathews/Lane partnership was dissolved in August of 1894 while this work was in proof. A fine copy, handsomely bound.


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osc a r w ilde “Wilde Was Accused Of All The Available Vices…”: Rare Author’s Edition Of Wilde’s Poems, One Of Only 220 Copies Signed By Him 176. WILDE, Oscar. Poems. London, 1892. Octavo, original gilt-stamped pale violet cloth rebacked with original spine laid down, custom clamshell box. $17,000. Author’s edition, one of only 220 copies signed by Wilde. “In May 1892 Messrs. Elkin Mathews and John Lane issued 220 copies of Bogue’s fifth edition of the Poems, the first two preliminary leaves being cut out. For these were substituted a new half-title, on reverse being particulars of the issue, all being designed by Charles Ricketts. Pale violet cloth boards with gilt lettering and designs and decorated endpapers, all by Charles Ricketts” (Mason 309). The limitation page bears Wilde’s signature and reads: “This edition consists of 220 copies, 200 of which are for sale.” The original publication, in 1882, of Wilde’s Poems created a storm of controversy: “Wilde was accused of all the available vices from…. insincerity to indecency, heavy charges against a first book… it was becoming evident that the critics were laying for Wilde, and that nothing but utter originality would silence them… he was beginning to experience the victimization he had once imagined for Keats. [Wilde] knew perfectly well that his ideas were shocking to the English… He had no intention of changing. They must change.” Wilde’s response to the criticism was that “A poem is well or badly written. In art there should be no reference to a standard of good or evil” (Ellman, 144-149). Mason 309. Interior fine; inner paper hinges expertly reinforced. Most minor restoration to cloth extremities, gilt bright. A near-fine copy.


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“I Here With Pen And Ink Append My Name”: Scarce Edition Of Leaves Of Grass, Signed By Whitman, With Original Butterfly Photograph 177. WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o’er Travel’d Roads. May 31, 1889… Portraits from Life. Autograph. Special Ed’n. Camden, New Jersey, 1889. Octavo, late 20th-century limp black morocco, custom clamshell box. $9200. One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman’s 70th birthday, with six portraits of Whitman, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger, boldly signed by Whitman. Whitman’s explanatory note is printed on the title page: “Today, after finishing my 70th year, the fancy comes for celebrating it by a special complete, final utterance, in one handy volume of L. of G. with their Annex, and Backward Glance-and for stamping and sprinkling all with portraits and facial photos, such as they actually were, taken from life, different stages. Doubtless, anyhow, the volume is more a Person than a book. And for testimony to all (and good measure) I here with pen and ink append my name.” Myerson A2.7.n. Wells and Goldsmith, 32-33. Early gift inscription. A fine copy of this rare and most desirable signed edition.

“The Kids Took Off In The Station Wagon Already— For Some Cold Beers And Hot Whores”: Signed By Tennessee Williams 178. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Night of the Iguana. New York, 1962. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $3600. First edition of Williams’ timeless drama, signed and dated by Tennessee Williams in the year of publication. “Based upon a summer he spent in Acapulco in 1940, The Night of the Iguana, like many other of Williams’ works, first took the form of a short story [published in One Arm and Other Stories, 1948]. Williams later produced a one-act play of the same title [in 1959] before completing a full-length script in 1961” (Murray, 38). Williams described it as “a play whose theme, as closely as I can put it, is how to live beyond despair and still live” (Devlin, Conversations, 80). Starring Bette Davis and Patrick O’Neal, the original Broadway production of The Night of the Iguana opened in December, 1961 and ran for 316 performances. The play’s 1961 Broadway premiere was hailed by critics as Williams “writing at the top of his form… Night of the Iguana achieves a vibrant eloquence” (New York Times).The story of “diverse characters in a mean Mexican hotel who, like its chained iguana, are balked and imprisoned,” earned Williams his fourth New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award (Hart, 928). Crandell A25.I.a. With a note from Williams’ editor Audrey Wood regarding the signing of the book to Ned Erbe, the director of publicity at New Dimensions Media. A fine signed copy.


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179. WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. New York, 1928. Octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, custom clamshell box.  $4500. Signed limited first edition, one of 861 copies signed by Virginia Woolf in her trademark purple ink. Woolf’s fantastical novel of a young Elizabethan nobleman who does not age through four centuries and appears in male and female manifestations is based on Woolf’s intimate friend, Vita Sackville-West, to whom the book is dedicated. With eight plates showing Orlando in various incarnations. Only 800 copies of this edition were originally offered for sale Only 800 copies of this edition were originally offered for sale. Without extremely scarce dust jacket, rarely found. Kirkpatrick A11. A bit of wear to foot of spine. A beautiful copy in aboutfine condition.

“A Woman Must Have Money And A Room Of Her Own If She Is To Write Fiction”: Signed Limited Edition Of Virginia Woolf’s Classic 180. WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. New York and London, 1929. Octavo, original cinnamon cloth, custom clamshell box. $15,000. Signed limited first edition, one of 492 copies distinctively signed by Woolf in her characteristic purple ink. Woolf’s compelling essay on women and writing has become a classic feminist text. Her “aim was to establish a woman’s tradition, recognizable by its circumstances, subject-matter, and its distinct problems… A Room of One’s Own charted this vast territory with an air of innocent discovery which itself sharpens the case against induced ineffectiveness and ignorance that for so long clouded the counter-history of women” (Gordon, 182). “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” said Woolf, “and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved.” Printed in the U.S. by Robert Josephy and published on October 21, 1929; this edition preceded the English edition (both trade and signed) by three days. Woolmer 215A. Kirkpatrick A12. Interior fine; very light wear to cloth extremities and light fading to spine. A near-fine copy.

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“Life And A Lover”: Signed Limited First Edition Of Orlando, Signed By Virginia Woolf


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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

Beautiful First Edition Of Bartlett And Willis’ American Scenery 181. (BARTLETT, William Henry) WILLIS, Nathaniel Parker. American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River. London, 1840. Two volumes in one. Large quarto, contemporary full green close-grain morocco gilt. $2600. First edition of this wonderful visual and descriptive catalogue of “the wild scenery of America,” with portrait frontispiece of Bartlett, two additional finely engraved title pages and 117 superb full-page steel-engravings of American views, exquisitely bound by Bickers & Son. In 1836 prolific artist Bartlett and author Willis traveled through New England and the middle Atlantic states as far south as Virginia gathering material for this great work, which depicts “the rivers, the forests, the unshorn mountain-sides and unbridged chasms of that vast country.” The justly famous plates also feature American cities (New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington) and important buildings such as the U.S. Bank, the Capitol, and Yale College. Included is a map of the northeastern United States with their route outlined in red. First issued in 30 parts, this is the first edition in book form. Sabin 3784. Howes B209. BAL 22755. A fine copy, magnificently bound.


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frederick w illi a m beechey “A Fabulous Work”: Scarce First Edition Of The Zoology Of Captain Beechey’s Voyage, 1839, With 44 Splendid Hand-Colored Plates By Sowerby And Three Maps 182. (BEECHEY, Frederick William, ed.) RICHARDSON, J., et al. The Zoology of Captain Beechey’s Voyage. London, 1839. Quarto, late 19th-century three-quarter green morocco. $35,000. First edition, of which “only a limited number of copies were printed,” of this richly illustrated volume of zoological specimens encountered in Beechey’s voyage to the Pacific and the Bering Strait, with 44 brightly hued, hand-colored plates of birds, fish, reptiles and shells by Sowerby, and three hand-colored maps (one folding). Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Captain F.W. Beechey and the H.M.S. Blossom were commissioned by the Admiralty as a relief expedition to the Bering Strait to await the expeditions of Parry and Franklin on their search for a Northwest Passage and to explore the areas of the Pacific. The Blossom visited Rio de Janeiro, Easter Island and Pitcairn Island, as well as some arctic regions. “This comprehensive report contains sections relating to the various branches of zoology and one section relating to geology… various new species are described” (Zimmer, 51). Lavishly illustrated with detailed descriptions, this is widely considered “a fabulous work… Apparently only a limited number of copies were printed, after a publication delay of nearly eight years, during which time the original plates became widely dispersed” (Hill II, 350). George B. Sowerby, illustrator of the Zoology, was a well-respected conchologist and artist who worked with Darwin on the latter’s Geological Observations (DNB). Anker, 98. Arctic Bibliography 1231. Sabin 71031. Plates and text bright, text with occasional faint margin dampstaining not affecting plates or maps, mild toning to handsome morocco. An extremely good copy of this splendidly illustrated work.


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ja mes bruce “One Of The Most Splendid Narratives In The Literature Of African Travel”: Fine 1790 “Best” Edition Of Bruce’s Illustrated Classic, An Exceptionally Beautiful Copy, With 58 Full-Page Engraved Plates 183. BRUCE, James. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. Edinburgh, 1790. Five volumes. Thick quarto, period-style full brown tree calf gilt. $15,000. Best edition of this illustrated classic of African exploration, published the same year as the first, magnificently embellished with engraved vignette title pages, three large engraved folding maps, and 58 engraved plates of scenery, antiquities, battle plans and natural history by James Heath. Splendidly bound in ornate period-style calf-gilt. Bruce arrived in Alexandria in June 1768 committed to discovering the source of the Nile, which he thought began somewhere in Abyssinia. He traveled across the northern deserts in the guise of a Turkish sailor and finally reached Abyssinia in early 1770. In November of that year he found the previously unknown source of the Blue Nile, which he claimed mistakenly to be the Nile of the ancients and therefore more important than the larger White Nile. Bruce’s difficult return in 1771 was highlighted by another first: he became the first to trace the Blue Nile to its confluence with the White. Although his Travels was criticized by some contemporaries, “the substantial accuracy of every statement concerning his Abyssinian travels has since been amply demonstrated” (Britannica). Bruce’s account is also notable for its famous plate of the figure of a harpist in the tomb of Ramses III, “the first picture of a scene in the royal tombs to be published… it caught the imagination of many” (Romer, Valley of the Kings, 36). “The last of the great 18th-century travelers in Egypt” (Clayton, The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt, 13). “One of the most splendid narratives in the literature of African travel” (Hallet, Africa to 1875). First published in London the same year. Maps bound at the end of Volume V. Cox I, 388-89. An exceptionally fine large copy, splendidly bound.


184. BRINKLEY, Capt. Frank. Oriental Series. Japan and China. Boston and Tokyo, 1901-02. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter inlaid navy morocco gilt. $5200. “Satsuma Edition,” one of 500 sets, of sets of Captain Brinkley’s comprehensive and finely illustrated studies of Asian art, history and culture, with 225 (of 226) plates and 2 large folding maps, handsomely bound. Brinkley’s accounts of Japan and China highlight the West’s fascination with the Orient at the end of the 19th century. A resident of Japan for over 40 years and owner/editor of the Japan Mail, Brinkley harnessed his knowledge of Asia to create voluminous writings that both satisfied and augmented his Western readership’s curiosity. This comprehensive set covers Japanese and Chinese art, history, culture, politics, literature, ceramics, painting, religion and education. It contains many early photographs of Japan and China. Profusely illustrated with 225 (of 226) full page plates, including photogravures (many tinted and color-finished by hand), engravings and color-printed plates; and with large folding maps of contemporary Japan in Volume VI (including Formosa, the Ryukyus, and the Kuril islands) and China in Volume XII. Volume VIII without the plate called for facing page 96. Plates clean, text occasionally embrowned. Some spines expertly restored, marbled paper to rear board of Volume I renewed. A near-fine set.

“One Of The Most Illustrious Of English Navigators” (PMM): Folio History Of Cook’s And Other Major English Voyages, 1784-86, With 154 Copperplate Illustrations And Maps 185. (COOK, James) ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World… London, 1784-86. Thick folio, modern threequarter tan calf. $9000. Richly illustrated first edition account of the “first really scientific navigator,” with fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 122 magnificent full-page plates of views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts— including a large folding map of the world. In addition to Cook’s voyages, this “important compilation of English voyages” includes accounts of the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Philip Carteret, Samuel Wallis, John Byron and Lord Mulgrave. “Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth to the narratives” (Hill). With four-page list of subscribers bound at the rear. Beddie 19. Hill 18. Cox I, 22. Sabin 52455. Bookplate. Title page closely trimmed (slightly affecting text), text generally very clean, with only a few scattered spots of foxing, faint offsetting from plates to text. An about-fine copy.

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Limited Edition Set Of Brinkley’s Comprehensive Works On Japan And China, Beautifully Illustrated With 225 Plates And Two Large Folding Maps


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ja mes colnet t Wide-Margined Uncut First Edition Of Colnett’s Voyage To The Pacific Ocean: With His Personal Account Of The Nootka Sound Controversy 186. COLNETT, James. A Voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean. London, 1798. Large quarto, modern full tan calf gilt. $20,000. First edition of Colnett’s Pacific voyage, with an account of his capture by the Spanish in Nootka Sound, “one of the most famous incidents in the history of the Northwest,” with six large folding maps and three plates. Within this most interesting report of Colnett’s whaling and exploration expedition in 1793-1794 is the author’s dramatic account of the Nootka Sound controversy, which established England’s claim to Oregon. As commander of the Argonaut, a ship owned by John Meares’ trading company, Colnett “arrived at Nootka Sound in 1789 and notified the Spanish commander there that he had come ‘under authority of the King of England with orders to take possession of Nootka.’” The Spanish, who laid claim to the entire Northwest coast, reacted strongly: “Colnett was arrested and placed in the stocks, his cargo was seized, and his officers and men were put in irons. Upon his release he proceeded to England and raised an uproar about his treatment which almost precipitated a war.” The consequent British armament and ensuing negotiations with Spain resulted in Spain’s disavowing their claim of sovereignty. Colnett’s Rattler voyage of 1793-94, which forms the heart of this narrative, opened the South Pacific sperm whale fields, and visited the Galapagos and the coasts of Chile, Peru, and California. The author “accompanied Captain Cook on his third voyage, and frequently discusses his old commander in the course of the narrative” (Hill, 58). A scarce 16-page abridged version of Colnett’s account was published in Trenton, 1787, and reprinted Philadelphia, 1797. This complete edition, said to have been written by William Combe, was printed privately for subscription, and is notable for its fine maps, which were used by the Americans in WWII. Bound without frontispiece portrait, not found in all copies. Hill I:58. Streeter 3494. Sabin 14546. Howes C604. Wickersham 6549. Maps occasionally expertly reinforced along folds, occasional expert paper repairs to maps and text, light offsetting and extremely light foxing. A magnificent and wide-margined copy, splendidly bound and entirely uncut.


187. DIXON, George. A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America. London, 1789. Large quarto, period-style full speckled calf gilt.  $7200. First edition, first issue, of this early and essential account of fur trade, Indian relations and exploration in the American Northwest, illustrated with 16 copper-engraved plates (three folding), one plate of printed music, four folding charts and large folding map. “The work previously done by Captain James Cook along the northwest coast of America was mapped more definitely by Dixon” (Hill I:23). Dixon received command of the Queen Charlotte in 1785, a venture undertaken with Nathaniel Portlock, master of the King George. “William Beresford, the trader assigned to the expedition, wrote that Dixon and Portlock had been chosen for their ability as navigators, their knowledge of the Indians and of the best trading spots and because they were ‘men of feeling and humanity’” (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online). Dixon and Portlock wintered in Hawaii before proceeding to Prince William Sound, where Portlock explored the Alaskan coast while Dixon journeyed to Nootka Sound. “Dixon was busily employed southward as far as King George’s Sound, trading with the natives, taking eager note of their manners and customs, as well as of the trade facilities, and making a careful survey of the several points which came within his reach. Cook had already denoted the general outline of the coast, but the detail was still wanting, and much of this was now filled in by Dixon, more especially the important group of Queen Charlotte Islands” (DNB). First issue, with uncolored natural history plates. Bound without half title. Howes D365. Sabin 20364. Bookplate. Plates and text in excellent condition, with only light occasional foxing and minor creasing to map. Beautifully bound.

“Earhart Became An Immediate Sensation”: First Edition Of 20 Hrs. And 40 Min., Inscribed By Amelia Earhart 188. EARHART, Amelia. 20 Hrs. and 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. New York, 1928. Octavo, original burgundy cloth. $5500. First trade edition, profusely illustrated with 61 black-and-white photographic plates, inscribed: “To Bob Cleveland. Amelia M. Earhart.” “In April 1928 Earhart received the telephone call that would change her life: an offer to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic. Earhart’s impeccable character and physical resemblance to Charles A. Lindbergh made her an easy choice for the promoters, aviator Richard Byrd, publisher George Putnam, and socialite Amy Phipps Guest, who had originally intended to make the flight. On the morning of 3 July 1928 Earhart departed from Boston Harbor in a trimotor Fokker with pilots Wilmer ‘Bill’ Stultz and Louis ‘Slim’ Gordon. Earhart agreed to go as a passenger, though ‘the idea of going as just ‘extra weight’ did not appeal to me at all.’ Following the departure from Trepassy, Newfoundland, at 11:40 a.m. on 17 June, the Friendship encountered miserable weather, and Earhart never touched the controls during the 20-hour, 40-minute flight. Stultz landed the Fokker on the water at Burry Port, Wales, and Earhart became an immediate sensation… She was feted in London and New York and was given a ticker-tape parade down Broadway… She joined Lindbergh in promoting a new air mail service, Transcontinental Air Transport, and she purchased a Lockheed Vega, which she flew in the first women’s cross-country air derby in 1929” (ANB). Also issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition. Without scarce dust jacket. Interior fine; light rubbing to extremities of bright cloth. A fine inscribed copy.

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First Edition Of Dixon’s Crucial Account Of Northwest American Discovery, 1789, With 16 Plates, Four Charts And Large Folding Map


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ja mes cook “The Study Of Cook Is The Illumination Of All Discovery”: Handsome Collection Of First And Second Editions Of Cook’s Three Voyages, With Atlas Volume, Including The First Attempted Mapping Of The Northwest Coast Of America 189. (COOK, James). Cook’s Three Voyages, Comprising: HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken… for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. Three volumes. WITH: COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Two volumes. WITH: COOK, James and KING, James. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean… for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Four volumes: three quarto volumes plus atlas folio. London, 1773, 1779, 1784. Nine volumes. Quarto and altas folio, contemporary full marbled or mottled calf gilt rebacked with original spines laid down. $75,000. Mixed first and second edition set of Cook’s monumental pacific voyages, which transformed the dangerously unreliable maps of the Pacific’s expanse and the New World’s western coast, with second edition of the first and first editions of the second and third voyages. With the splendid large folio atlas volume. Superbly illustrated with 202 engraved charts, maps and plates, many double-page or folding.


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Facing challenges surpassed only by modern space flight, Captain James Cook embodied the spirit of the great age of maritime discovery. The only 18th-century explorer to lead more than one Pacific voyage, he embarked on three circumnavigations between 1768 and 1776, essentially transforming into their modern form the dangerously unreliable maps of the Pacific’s expanse and the New World’s western coast. Official accounts of his three voyages, with their remarkable engravings and splendid atlas, found an eager public, the first edition of the final voyage selling out in three days. In the words of his principal biographer, “The study of Cook is the illumination of all discovery.” With the second edition of Hawkesworth’s Account, published the same years as the first, with the second edition preface containing Hawkesworth’s reply to Dalrymple. PMM 223. First and last voyages are armorial bindings containing the bookplates of Carton Library, from the library of the Irish noble the Duke of Leinster of Kildare. Plates in atlas volume and throughout text exceptionally bright, with only a bit of foxing and occasional faint marginal dampstaining in a few volumes. Contemporary bindings handsome.


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Fitzclarence’s Journal Of A Route Across India, Through Egypt, 1819, With Lovely Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates 190. FITZCLARENCE, George. Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt, to England, in the Latter End of the Year 1817, and the Beginning of 1818. London, 1819. Quarto, contemporary half calf rebacked with original spine laid down.  $6000. First edition, with large folding map of India (routes colored) and 18 full-page plates and plans, including nine colored aquatints, a wide-margined copy in contemporary binding. Fitzclarence, later the Earl of Munster and President of London’s Royal Asiatic Society, served in the “since disbanded 24th light dragoons, then in India, where [he] became aide-de-camp to the Marquis of Hastings, governor-general and commander-in-chief, in which capacity he made the campaigns of 1816-17 against the Mahrattas. When peace was arranged with the Maharajah Scindiah the event was considered of sufficient importance to send the despatches in duplicate, and Fitzclarence was entrusted with the duplicates sent by overland route. He started from the western frontier of Bundelkund, the furthest point reached by the grand army, 7 Dec. 1817, and travelling through districts infested by the Pindarrees, witnessed the defeat of the latter by General Doveton at Jubbulpore, reached Bombay, and quitted it in the H.E.I.C. cruiser Mercury for Kosseir 7 Feb. 1818, crossed the desert, explored the pyramids with Salt and Belzoni, descended the Nile, and reached London, via Alexandria and Malta, 16 June 1818. He subsequently published an account of his travels, entitled Journal of a Route across India and through Egypt to England in 1817-18, London, 1819, a work exhibiting much observation, and containing some curious plates of Indian military costumes of the day from sketches by the author” (DNB). “Directions to Binder” and errata leaves bound after dedication leaf. Abbey II:519. Owner inscription to top of title page; bookplate. Interior and plates fine; expert paper repair to inner margin of folding map. Some rubbing to extremities and boards of contemporary binding. Scarce.

“The First Account Of An Ocean-To-Ocean Crossing Of The North American Continent”: An Inspiration For The Lewis And Clark Expedition, With Three Important Large Folding Maps 191. MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. London, 1801. Thick quarto, period-style full tan paneled speckled calf gilt. $9800. First edition of this cornerstone North American exploration narrative, complete with three large folding maps of North America (one hand-colored in outline). “Of consummate importance in the literature of transcontinental travel” (Graff). On his first expedition in 1789 Mackenzie canoed nearly 3000 miles from Fort Chipewyan, in present-day Alberta, north and west along the river that now bears his name to the shores of the Arctic Ocean and back again. In 1793, again leaving from Fort Chipewyan, he took the Peace River west to the Continental Divide and continued on foot, thus becoming the first European to reach the Pacific across the Rockies. Mackenzie’s account did not find its way to print until 1801. When Thomas Jefferson first heard of the book’s existence, he immediately ordered a copy, and over the following summer, he and his newly appointed secretary Meriwether Lewis devoured its contents. Mackenzie’s achievement, and his recommendation that the British fur trade set up shop at the mouth of the Columbia River, spurred Jefferson to reaffirm U.S. territorial rights to the Pacific Northwest. That reaffirmation grew into the most important expedition in the history of North American exploration, the Lewis and Clark expedition. Mackenzie’s Voyages is the “first and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction” (Sabin 43414). With frontispiece portrait, errata leaf and three large folding maps (the largest measuring 31 by 19 inches). These “beautifully executed” and accurate maps of Mackenzie’s track to the Pacific (one hand-colored in outline) immediately revealed “the patent inadequacies of all prior maps of the American Far West” (Wheat I:174). Howes M133. Graff 2630. Some early handwritten ink corrections. Repairs to some map folds. Occasional scattered light foxing to interior. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.


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First edition of the second translation into English of Marco Polo’s journeys in the East, “incomparably the best translation of the celebrated travels,” with large double-page frontispiece map, in handsome contemporary calf. Marsden’s “elegant and faithful translation” brings to life one of the best known of all travel accounts, Marco Polo’s groundbreaking journey across the Silk Road to present-day China (Lowndes, 1907). Though largely disbelieved in his day, many of Polo’s descriptions proved unerringly accurate; especially regarding his encounters with the much-feared Genghis Khan. This edition is particularly valuable for its copious notes and expert commentary together with a comprehensive index. “Incomparably the best translation of the celebrated travels of Marco Polo… In all respects one of the best-edited books that has ever been published” (Allibone II:1225). Preceded only by John Frampton’s Elizabethan translation of 1579. Armorial bookplate. A most handsome copy in near-fine condition.

“One Of The Chief Diplomatic Achievements Of The 19th Century”: First Edition Of Perry’s Japan, With The Rare Suppressed Bathing Plate 193. PERRY, Matthew C. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854. Washington, 1856. Three volumes. Thick quarto, modern half burgundy morocco gilt. $6000. First edition, Senate issue, of this landmark of diplomacy and international commerce, with 116 full-page lithographs, most tinted and many in full color, 18 folding and numerous fullpage charts, and over 70 in-text wood-engravings. With the rare suppressed nude bathing plate in Volume I. Appointed by Congress to establish diplomatic relations with Japan, Commodore Matthew C. Perry embarked in 1852 on a three-year mission of discovery. After a preliminary survey of the country, Perry decided that only by showing the superiority of the American navy could he hope to gain the attention of the monarchs who ruled Japan. His mission resulted in the signing of a landmark treaty (a facsimile of which is contained in this work) that finally opened Japan to the West. Perry’s visit “contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan” (Hill II, 230-31). Volume I contains 90 plates depicting scenes of Japanese life and the events of the expedition, including handsome color portraits and views, this copy with the rare suppressed plate “Public Bath at Simoda” (page 408), which was not included on the plate list and missing from most copies, and two folding charts; Volume II contains 27 natural history, ornithology, agriculture, and conchology plates (of which 18 are brilliantly hand-colored) and 16 folding charts (14 of which are large folding charts bound at the rear of the volume); Volume III contains hundreds of star charts. Hill 1332. Sabin 30958. Most plates clean and bright, light occasional foxing, top corner of Volume II, Ornithology Plate 2 restored (not affecting image). An extremely good set

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192. MARSDEN, William. The Travels of Marco Polo, a Venetian, in the Thirteenth Century. London, 1818. Quarto, contemporary full speckled brown calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down. $5500.


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dav id roberts One Of The Greatest Lithographic Works Ever Printed: Beautiful Copy Of Roberts’ Holy Land, Egypt And Nubia, With Autograph Note Signed By Him 194. ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. London, 1855-56. Six volumes in three. Quarto, modern full brown morocco gilt. $20,000. First quarto edition of this monumental early visual record of the Middle East by the first Westerner permitted to enter sacred sites, with 250 magnificent tinted lithographs. A fine set, with an autograph note signed by Roberts tipped in to Volume I. Inquisitive Western minds first glimpsed the mysteries of Egypt and the Middle East in detail through David Roberts’ folio-sized Holy Land, issued in 41 parts from 1842 to 1849 and containing 250 full-page hand-colored lithographs produced from his magnificent, on-site drawings. Roberts was the first Westerner to be granted permission to enter whichever sacred mosque or monument he desired. His images of these sacred places established what many people even today envision as the aura of Egypt and the Holy Land. “Roberts’ Holy Land has a world-wide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with it” (Ran, 6). Louis Haghe, considered the foremost lithographer of his time, transferred the exquisitely detailed drawings to stone. This is the first quarto edition of 1855-56, containing all 250 lithographic plates contained in the folio edition, including a frontispiece portrait of Roberts, six pictorial title pages, and two engraved maps. Undoubtedly the most famous of these is Plate 240, the great sphinx, still commonly reproduced in poster art. A considerable number of plates are printed in two tints; plates 213 and 240 printed in three. A few plates bound out of order, but all present. See Abbey Travel 385, 388; Tooley 401. The brief note to an unknown recipient is undated but headed “7 Fitzroy St. Thursday” and reads, in full: “My Dear Sir: On Saturday next the 17th at Seven O’Clock I will be most happy always. Faithfully Yours, David Roberts.” Plates and text remarkably clean. A beautiful set, handsomely bound.


195. [ROBINSON, Mary] PHILLIPS, Richard. Modern London; Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis. London, 1804. Large quarto, contemporary three-quarter mottled brown calf gilt. $3500. First edition of Phillips’ profusely illustrated guide to London, featuring a folding frontispiece of London and Westminster copied from a camera obscura in the Greenwich Royal Observatory, a large folding “Plan of London” and 52 copperplate engravings (31 handcolored of street traders), handsomely bound by Root. Edited and published by Richard Phillips, Modern London is a “more lavish and expensive version of his…. [1802] cultural guidebook.” The text of Modern London is largely drawn from a series published in Phillips’ Monthly Magazine in 1800 and authored by Mary Robinson, “a major figure of the Romantic period… Robinson’s large body of work is known to have influenced and been influenced by contemporaries such as Southey, Wordsworth and especially Coleridge, who called Robinson ‘a woman of undoubted genius.’” (Wheatley, Romantic Periodicals, 19, 33-4). With folding engraved frontispiece of London and Westminster, large folding “Plan of London, with its Mode of Modern Improvements” (measures 10 by 24-inches), and 52 copperplate engraved plates, including 31 vibrant hand-colored plates of London “cries”—street hawkers, showmen and laborers—each plate accompanied by an engaging description. Three pages of advertisements at rear. Benezit III:255. See Lowndes 1856. Bookplate. All colored plates fine and vivid, text generally fresh with light scattered foxing; small tape or archival reinforcement to folds of frontispiece and map; light edge-wear and rubbing to boards. Handsomely bound.

Inscribed Presentation Copy Of Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails 196. ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails. New York, 1910. Large octavo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, custom chemise and slipcase. $8000. First trade edition, inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt in the year of publication: “Signed for Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady by Theodore Roosevelt, Sept. 15th 1910.” With 50 illustrations, including photographs, photogravures, drawings and a map. Soon after declining to run for the presidency again, Roosevelt and his son Kermit set out in 1909 on a ten-month expedition across central and northern Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. “One of the most famous of all biggame hunting epics, this, with its larger than life sportsmen, was almost continuously in print until the 1930s. In British East Africa, Roosevelt hunted lion and plains game on the Kapiti Plains, while, in the Bondoni hill country, he collected rhinoceros and giraffe. On Juja Farm, his son Kermit faced leopard, while Teddy bagged rhino and hippopotamus. On the Kamiti River, buffalo were taken. Near the Sotik, additional rhino and lion were hunted, with elephant bagged near Mt. Kenia. On the Guaso Nyiro, giraffe and a variety of plains game were shot. Further adventures included hunting elephant near Lake Nyanza, rhino and plains game in the Lado, and eland on the Nile. Roosevelt’s total bag was enormous even by the liberal standards of that era” (Czech, 138-39). Issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition; trade editions were issued in plain brown cloth and pictorial cloth (as here), no priority established. Without extremely scarce dust jacket. Wheelock, 6. Small notation on front pastedown. Interior fine; only light toning to spine. A fine inscribed copy.

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“The History Of Cities Is Scarcely Inferior To The History Of Empires”: Modern London, 1804, Richly Illustrated, Including 31 Vivid Hand-Colored Engravings Of Street Traders, Including A Large Folding “Plan Of London”


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The Lakes Of England, With 18 Lovely HandColored Plates 197. TOPHAM, W.F. The Lakes of England. London, 1869. Slim octavo, giltstamped russet cloth. $600. First edition of this work on the scenic Lake District, with 18 lovely hand-colored plates depicting views of English lakes, in original cloth-gilt. Plates after watercolor paintings by illustrator W.F. Topham, best known for his landscape paintings. A fine copy.

With 24 Superb Hand-Colored Folio Ackermann Aquatints Of Scenes Along The Rhine, 1820, In Original Boards, Uncut And Unopened, An Extraordinary, Very Large Copy 198. (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne. London, 1820. Folio, original gray boards sympathetically rebacked, new paper spine label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8800. First edition of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. In the history of book production “there is no more attractive figure than that of Rudolph Ackermann, through whose extraordinary enterprise and spirit of adventure, aquatint was successfully applied to the illustration of books” (Prideaux, 120-23). One of Ackermann’s most lucrative projects was his remarkable Picturesque Tours, a series of seven books produced between 1820-28. This is his Tour Along the Rhine, with beautifully hand-colored aquatints by Daniel Havell and Thomas Sutherland after paintings by Christian Georg Schutz, depicting views of Mentz, the Castle of Furstenberg, the Church of Johannes, Pfalz Castle and the town of Kaub, the salmon fishery at Lurley, Coblentz, Bornhofen, Cologne and other sites along the river. With accompanying text by Baron von Gerning describing the history and culture of the area. Abbey, Travel 217. Prideaux, 337. Tooley 234. Text and plates exceptionally bright, with only occasional light offsetting from text to plates, expert repair to small marginal tear to frontispiece. A bit of edge-wear to scarce original boards. A very desirable copy.


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egy p ti a n cost u me With 30 Folio Lithographic Plates Of Egyptian Costumes: Emile Prisse D’Avennes’ Oriental Album, 1848 199. PRISSE D’AVENNES, Emile. Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life in the Valley of the Nile. London, 1848. Elephant folio (15 by 22-1/2 inches), contemporary cloth boards rebacked and recornered.  $18,500. First trade edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Egyptian “modes of life,” with lithographic frontispiece portrait of botanist George Lloyd, to whom the work is dedicated, additional chromolithographic title page, and 30 large tinted lithographs finished by hand of contemporary Egyptian dress. “Few 19th-century Orientalists possessed so prodigious an intellect, such a trove of talents, so insatiable a curiosity or so passionate a commitment to record the historical and artistic patrimony of ancient Egypt and medieval Islam as Emile Prisse d’Avennes. Prisse succeeded brilliantly, yet he failed to achieve the stature to which his successes entitled him. He remains, as arts writer Briony Llewellyn calls him, ‘a shadowy figure in the history both of Egyptology and of European response to Islamic art’… Over time, Prisse’s exposure to ancient Egypt awakened him to the perishability of human inventions and led him to a more profound purpose, later extended to Islamic culture: to reproduce the finest examples of arts and architecture and to set them, through the study of original documents, in their historical, social and religious context. With the science of Egyptology still in its infancy and much of Arab or Islamic art history still hidden, these were formidable tasks… During his early years in Egypt, wherever his work took him, the insatiably curious young man eagerly tramped through ruins, drew maps and plans, sketched and wrote descriptive accounts of ancient cities and modern villages” (Mary Norton). Prisse’s Oriental Album is a visual documentary, in 30 magnificent folio tinted lithographs finished by hand, of the people, costumes and way of life in the Nile Valley, with commentary by the noted Orientalist James Augustus St. John. Hiler, 724, 772; Blackmer 1537; Brunet IV:885. Plates expertly cleaned. A beautiful copy in fine condition.


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200. AURELIUS ANTONINUS, Marcus. Meditations. London, 1902. Small square quarto, contemporary full crushed brown morocco gilt. $1400. Finely printed 1902 Humphreys edition of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, splendidly bound in rich morocco-gilt by G.P. Putnams / Knickerbocker. A fine copy. 201. BOSWELL, James. Everybody’s Boswell. Being the Life of Samuel Johnson London, 1930. Octavo, contemporary full blue morocco gilt, six-color inlaid morocco illustration of Samuel Johnson, gilt-stamped illustration of Johnson on rear cover, elaborately gilt-decorated spine rebacked. $1200. Illustrated edition of Boswell’s most acclaimed works, with 54 lovely plates by Ernest Shepard, beautifully bound with inlaid binding by Riviere & Son. A handsome copy.

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202. BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works. London et al, 1919. 12mo, contemporary full red morocco, elaborately giltdecorated spine and boards, raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1600. Finely bound edition of the works of Scotland’s most famous poet, with frontispiece portrait of him. A fine copy. 203. CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. London, 1931. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full brown calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. $1500. Later editions of the books that forever changed the face of children’s literature, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son in full pictorial calf-gilt. The full calf bindings feature large gilt vignettes of the March Hare on the front board of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the Red Queen on the front board of Through the Looking-Glass. Fine.


209. MILTON, John. The Poetical Works of John Milton. London, circa 1896. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. $450.

First edition of these poems celebrating the Royalist defenders of King Charles I in the English Civil War, beautifully bound by the Scroll Club. Owner signature. Inner hinge expertly reinforced. About fine.

Handsome 19th-century Albion edition of Milton’s poetical works, bound in full tree calf gilt. Includes the epic poems “Paradise Lost,” “Paradise Regained,” “Samson Agonistes,” and shorter poems such as “Lycidas,” “Comus,” “L’Allegro” and “Il Penseroso.” A fine copy.

205. DICKENS, Charles. Pictures from Italy. London, 1846. Octavo, early 20th-century full burgundy morocco. $1000.

210. (BARING-GOULD, Sabine). Nero. London, 1907. 12mo, contemporary full navy morocco gilt. $500.

First edition in book form of Dickens’ Travelling Letters: Written on the Road, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt. Armorial bookplate. Fine.

Later edition of Baring-Gould’s biography of the corrupt Roman emperor Nero, in a beautiful art nouveau binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. A fine copy.

206. ELWOOD, Mrs. [Anne Katherine]. Memoirs of the Literary Ladies of England. London, 1843. Two volumes. Octavo, late 19th-century three-quarter blue morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. $1300.

211. ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. WITH: Italy: A Poem. London, 1838. Two volumes. Quarto, early 20th-century full crushed red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, inlaid morocco figures on front boards. Housed in custom slipcases. $2750.

First edition of this collective biography of 29 groundbreaking English women writers, including Hannah More, Mary Godwin and Jane Austen, extra-illustrated with 91 plates depicting not only the women discussed but also other leading contemporary literary figures (chief among them Dr. Samuel Johnson), royals and nobles and various scenes of 18th-century British life. Spines uniformly toned to green. A fine, extraillustrated copy. 207. LAMB, Charles and LAMB, Mary Ann. Mrs. Leicester’s School: Or, The History of Several Young Ladies. London, 1809. Slim octavo, early 20th-century full blue morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, red morocco onlays. Housed in a custom box. $2600. First edition of the Lamb siblings’ collection of stories for and about young women, exquisitely bound in full onlaid moroccogilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The Chevalier copy. Morocco bookplate of Paul Edward Chevalier, the famous binding collector. Title page owner signature. Minor soiling to text, binding quite stunning. 208. CAMPAN, Jeanne Louise Henriette. Memoirs of the Private Life of Marie Antoinette. New York, 1917. Two volumes. Octavo, original full crushed red morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. $1250. Early 20th-century edition of this renowned contemporary biography of Marie Antoinette, written by her first lady-inwaiting, with photogravure title pages and 30 illustrated plates, beautifully bound in full red morocco-gilt. Armorial bookplates. A fine copy.

Early edition, copiously illustrated with engraved plates, in a magnificent inlaid binding by Gregory of Bath. A stunning production. 212. ROSSETTI, Maria Francesca. A Shadow of Dante. London, 1871. Contemporary full crushed purple morocco, gilt front board with green onlays in a grapevine motif, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. Housed in a custom slipcase. $1200. First edition of Rossetti’s eloquent work on Dante Aligheri’s Divina Commedia, with a woodcut engraved frontispiece of Dante, profiled in youth and old age, from “a design made by Dante Rossetti,” from the estate of renowned bibliophile and binding collector Paul Chevalier, beautifully bound in full levant with a gilt Art Nouveau grapevine motif by G.P. Putnam’s / Knickerbocker. A beautiful copy. 213. TENNYSON, Alfred. Poems. London, 1866. Octavo, late 19th-century full blue morocco with red morocco inlays, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards. $800. Elegantly bound mid-19th century edition of Tennyson’s verse, illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the poet and 54 in-text head- and tailpieces. A fine copy. 214. THOMAS A KEMPIS. The Imitation of Christ. London, 1897. Quarto, contemporary full crushed brown morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. $650. Finely printed 1897 Humphreys edition of this beloved work, a beautiful wide-margined volume, beautifully bound by Morrell. A fine copy.

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204. DANIELL, John Jeremiah. Lays of the English Cavaliers. Oxford and London, 1866. Octavo, early 20th-century full crushed blue morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards. $800.


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Splendid Cosway-Style Bindings Cosway bindings (named in 1909 for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway)

were the brainchild of John Harrison Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Henry Sotheran & Company, who in 1902 struck on the idea of embedding miniature paintings in the covers of richly-tooled bindings. He engaged the famous Rivière bindery to execute his idea in accordance with his own designs. Rivière brought into its employ Miss C.B. Currie with instructions to faithfully imitate Richard Cosway’s detailed watercolor style of miniature painting. These delicate and beautiful miniatures, mostly portraits, often on ivory, were set into the covers (or sometimes doublures) of fine bindings and protected with thin panes of glass. Cosway bindings executed by other than the original collaborators (Stonehouse, Sotheran, Rivière, and Currie) are designated as “Cosway-style” bindings—still splendid productions—by such esteemed binderies as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Morrell, Bayntun, and Bumpus.

Splendid Collection Of Six Cosway-Style Portraits, Each In A Fine Morocco Case 215. BINDING. Collection of six Cosway-style portraits. Bayntun-Rivière, circa 1940. Six miniature watercolor portraits set into custom dark blue straight-grain morocco clamshell cases, blue watered silk doublures. $5800. Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases. These six intricate watercolor portraits of British and American authors represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the foremost binders of the mid-20th century. A fine set.


Baring-Gould’s Illustrated Napoleon, Bound In An Exquisite Cosway-Style Binding

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216. (NAPOLEON) BARING-GOULD, Sabine. The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. London, 1897. Thick folio, 20th-century full crushed red morocco gilt, miniature watercolor portraits of Napoleon and Josephine set into covers, custom cloth clamshell box. $12,800. First edition of this comprehensive study of the “development of Napoleon’s mind and the movements of his heart,” lavishly illustrated with 12 rich browntone photogravures and hundreds of in-text engravings, and cased in a beautiful Cosway-style binding by the Chelsea Bindery, gilt-decorated with Napoleonic motifs, and with delicate watercolor miniatures of Napoleon and Josephine set into the covers. English hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould, authored over 1,200 works, including numerous sermons and several hymns, undoubtedly the best-known of which is “Onward Christian Soldiers.” His Life of Napoleon focuses not on his military achievements and the political importance of his life, but rather on “the character and opinions of Napoleon.” This copy is cased in an elegant Cosway-style binding, exquisitely executed by the Chelsea Bindery with Napoleonic motifs and two beautiful watercolor miniatures of Napoleon and Josephine set into its covers. Fine condition.

Keats Biography In Magnificent Cosway-Style Binding 217. COLVIN, Sidney. John Keats, His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics and After-Fame. London, 1917. Octavo, Cosway-style full burnt sienna crushed morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and cover borders, oval inset portrait of Keats, watered silk doublures. Housed in custom clamshell box.  $7500. Wonderful Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Rivière, with beautiful stipple watercolor portrait of Keats. “Keats represented a deeply human and a fundamentally moral mind—capacious, honest, and, in the process of its development, also acquiring a gift of expression that could be compared only with the greatest writers” (Bate, 698). Armorial bookplates. A stunning volume in fine condition.


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First Edition Of Thackeray’s Masterpiece, Vanity Fair, In A Splendid Cosway Binding 218. THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. London, 1848. Thick octavo, early 20th-century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated covers and spine, with blue morocco onlays, blue and red morocco gilt doublures with morocco onlays, ivory miniature under glass on front doublure, watered silk endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500. First edition, first issue, of Thackeray’s finest novel, beautifully bound in a Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with a miniature portrait of Thackeray on ivory under glass on the front pastedown. “The more I read Thackeray’s works,” wrote Charlotte Brontë, “the most certain I am that he stands alone—alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling (his feeling, though he makes no noise about it, is about the most genuine that ever lived on a printed page), along in his power… Thackeray is a Titan.” “After that book [Vanity Fair] there could be no doubt about the greatness of its writer” (Saintsbury, in Grolier, English Prose Fiction, 102). With 40 full-page plates and 150 in-text woodcuts. Van Duzer 231. See Wolff 6699. Bookplates of Albert Henry Wiggin and Lynde Selden, Chairmen of Chase National Bank and American Express respectively. A magnificent production in fine condition.

“Her Career Is The Very Quintessence Of Romance”: Superb Jeweled Cosway-Style Binding With Miniature Of Margaret Of Valois 219. WILLIAMS, H. Noel. Queen Margot, Wife of Henry of Navarre. London and New York, 1911. Thick quarto, contemporary full blue morocco, elaborate gilt-decorated boards, spine and dentelles, front board with Cosway-style oval hand-painted miniature inset surrounded by green and opalescent stones, watered silk endpapers; housed in a custom slipcase. $6000. Superbly bound history of Queen Margot, daughter, sister and wife of kings, in a fine Cosway-style binding by Bayntun, with hand-painted oval miniature inset of Queen Margot surrounded by jewels, extra-illustrated with ten plates (six hand-colored). “Not only does [Queen Margot] typify perhaps more completely than any woman of her time the society of the latter part of the sixteenth century, but her career is the very quintessence of romance” (from the Preface). Also known as Margaret of Valois, this eighth child of Henri II of France and Catherine de’ Medici, sister of Francis II, Charles IX and Henri III of France, and wife of Henri of Navarre (later Henri IV), was “noted for her beauty and learning” (Magnusson, 971). Small leather bookplate. Without a few small stones surrounding Cosway portrait. A stunning production.


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a lbert frederick poll a rd “The Majestic Lord Who Broke The Bonds Of Rome”: Pollard’s Henry VIII 220. POLLARD, Albert Frederick. Henry VIII. London, 1902. Thick folio, 20th-century Cosway-style binding, full red close-grain morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated cover borders and spine, onlaid cream calf cover panels diapered with the Tudor rose motif, miniature watercolor portraits set into both covers, red watered silk doublures and endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,800. Limited first edition, number 989 of 1150 copies printed on fine paper of this authoritative account of the “personal power” of the Throne, illustrated with 32 rich full-page browntone photogravures, most of contemporaries, many after portraits by Holbein (including the vividly hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Henry). This copy is cased in a beautiful Cosway-style binding by the Chelsea Bindery, gilt-decorated with Tudor motifs, and with delicate watercolor miniatures of Henry and Anne Boleyn set into the covers. Oxford research fellow and historian, A.F. Pollard “was the leading authority on the Tudor period in his generation” (DNB). Here he traces the life and reign of “the King who raised the personal power of English monarchy to a height to which it had never before attained.” This copy is cased in an elegant Cosway-style binding, exquisitely executed by the Chelsea Bindery with tooled florets and two beautiful watercolor miniatures of Henry and Anne Boleyn set into its covers. A wonderful production, in fine condition.


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ch a rles dick ens “Never Was A Book Received With More Rapturous Enthusiasm Than That Which Greeted The Pickwick Papers”: First Issue, With Wonderful Cosway-Style Portrait Of Dickens 221. DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1837. Thick octavo, early 20th-century full green morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine; red morocco onlay to front board, red morocco doublures, Cosway-style portrait mounted on front doublure, watered silk endpapers; housed in a custom clamshell box. $9500. First edition, first issue, of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour, Phiz, and Buss, in a deluxe Cosway-style binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with an inset portrait of Dickens after the painting by Maclise. “From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been… firmly established… It was written by Dickens when he was twenty-four and its publication placed the author on a solid foundation from which he never was removed…. It is quite probable that only Shakespeare’s Works, the Bible and perhaps the English Prayer Book, exceed Pickwick Papers in circulation” (Eckel, 17). Pickwick would be the first volume in which Dickens was acknowledged as the author, rather than using his pen name, “Boz.” With 43 illustrations by Robert Seymour and Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz” or “Nemo”), and with the scarce plates by Robert William Buss at pages 68 and 74, suppressed in later issues. Eckel 17-58. Gimbel A15. Armorial bookplates. Expert paper repairs to verso of frontispiece, not affecting image, and final page, not affecting readability. A fine copy of an important Dickens first edition.


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grolier societ y Biographies Of 18th-Century Englishmen And Women, Sumptuously Bound And Wonderfully Illustrated, With Inset Portrait Doublures 222. (GROLIER SOCIETY). Days of the Dandies. London and Paris, circa 1900. Fifteen volumes. Tall octavo, contemporary full russet morocco, miniature color illustrated portraits laid onto front and rear morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers. $4500. Limited “Imperial Edition” of this collection of ten engaging biographies, wonderfully illustrated with hand-colored frontispieces and title pages and dozens of plates, in sumptuous publisher’s full morocco with finely color-printed portraits after famous paintings tipped onto the front and rear morocco doublures of each volume to emulate a Cosway-style binding and finished around the edges with gilt. Following the Grolier Society’s successful Beaux & Belles of England, these entertaining biographies of notable 18th-century English authors and personalities include Laurence Sterne, Horace Walpole, Beau Nash, Fanny Burney, Lady Montagu, Peg Woffington, Mrs. Jordan, Colley Cibber and Captain Gronow. Each volume contains a hand-colored frontispiece and title page and at least four additional illustrations, as well as an elaborate publisher’s binding. A fine and beautiful set.


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Fine Sets Splendid Set Of Boswell’s Johnson, Exquisitely Bound In The Art Nouveau Style 223. BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. London, 1835. Ten volumes. Small octavo, 20th-century full tan morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and covers with Art Nouveau rose motifs. $4500. Lovely set of Boswell’s celebrated biography of Samuel Johnson and his Tour to the Hebrides, illustrated with frontispieces, engraved title pages and plates by Edward Finden. Beautifully bound by Bayntun of Bath in full tan polished morocco finely gilt-tooled with Art Nouveau rose motifs. “Boswell excelled in insight into human nature and in ability to dramatize a situation… It was a crucial part of Boswell’s magic to give significance and vitality to the apparently trivial; it is this trait, together with his notable accuracy and unparalleled completeness of portraiture, that made him… ‘the Shakespeare of biographers’” (Baugh et al., 1065-66). First published in 1791, this later edition contains additional material in the form of anecdotes supplied by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, and Steevens. Bookplate. A stunning set in fine condition.

Limited Large-Paper 30-Volume Edition Of The Works Of Thomas Carlyle, In Onlaid Morocco-Gilt 224. CARLYLE, Thomas. Works. London, 1896. Thirty volumes. Octavo, contemporary red morocco, elaborately giltdecorated spines and covers, green and white morocco floral onlays, morocco doublures. $7500. Limited “Centenary” Large Paper edition of Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle’s complete works, number 2 of only 300 copies, with engraved frontispiece portraits and dozens of additional plates, exquisitely bound in full morocco with an elaborate gilt and onlaid morocco floral motif. Spanning thirty volumes, this collection of Thomas Carlyle’s writings covers his career from his histories to his critical essays to his biographical works. Known as much for his satire as for his incisive criticism of the industrial revolution, Thomas Carlyle made a name for himself during the 19th century as one of the most prominent authors writing from a conservative viewpoint. Carlyle was also a respected historian. A beautiful set in fine condition.

(Pictured here: 11 volumes of the 30-volume set.)


225. CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur. Works. London, 1903. Twelve volumes. Octavo, modern three-quarter red morocco gilt. $16,000. “Author’s Edition”—first American edition, first English issue—number 400 of 1000 sets signed by Arthur Conan Doyle, handsomely bound by Morrell. “The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions” (Green & Gibson, A60). In the Preface, Conan Doyle remarks, “It has always been my ambition-the dearer because it appeared to be unattainable-to have a collected edition of my own works… For better, for worse, I have expended all pains in putting these books into their final form, and so I leave them. Outside this edition there is no work of mine up to this date which I do not willingly suppress.” With four of Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes works: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated with 25 plates. First English issue, with Smith, Elder (as opposed to John Murray) imprint; issued in America by D. Appleton. Occasional light foxing. A fine set.

The First Fully Illustrated Life Of Napoleon, With Hand-Colored Plates By Cruikshank 226. IRELAND, William H. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. London, circa 1840. Four volumes. Octavo, 20th-century full burgundy morocco, gilt-decorated spines and boards with Napoleonic emblems. $4500. Later edition of the first fully illustrated life of Napoleon printed in England, beautifully bound by Wood. With 27 folding engravings and aquatint plates (24 fully hand-colored) by George Cruikshank. Originally issued between 1821 and 1828 in 64 parts with 27 plates by George Cruikshank. Upon the appearance of Part 49, John Cumberland announced that he had taken over publication from John Fairburn; later Berger issued the same text and plates under his own imprint. This copy of the Berger edition is unusual in that the plates are hand-colored, not typically done for this edition. Tooley 278. Cohn 435. Prideaux, 341. Folding plates backed in silk. A lovely copy in fine condition.

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40-Volume Limited Edition Illustrated Dickens Set, With Autograph Letter Signed By Dickens 227. DICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens. London, 1929. Forty volumes. Octavo, contemporary threequarter red morocco, elaborately giltdecorated spines. $19,500. Beautiful limited edition set of Dickens’ works, one of only 300 copies, with hundreds of illustrations by George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”), John Leech and others, with an autograph letter signed by Dickens. An exceptionally fine set. The autograph letter, on stationary from the “Office of All the Year Round, A Weekly Journal Conducted By Charles Dickens,” reads “Thursday, Twenty-seventh March, 1862. Sir, In the discharge of my trust, I can only pay but Henry Austin’s own lawful debts. His father’s I have nothing to do with. I cannot overstep my responsibility. Your obedient servant, Charles Dickens. [lower left corner:] Mr. John James.” Henry Austin, an architect and reformer who married Dickens’ sister Laetitia and was a close friend of Dickens, died in 1862, the year of this letter. Fine condition. (Pictured here: 14 volumes of the 40-volume set.)

Scott’s Waverley Novels 228. SCOTT, Walter. Waverley Novels. Edinburgh, 1852-57. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards. $4200. Library edition of the immensely popular Waverley novels, illustrated with engraved frontispieces and titles pages in each volume and over 150 engraved plates. Sir Walter Scott, who is credited with inventing the historical novel form with the appearance of Waverley in 1814, published all of these works anonymously and did not admit he was their author until 1827. “Scott’s influence as a novelist was incalculable; he established the form of the historical novel… He was avidly read and imitated throughout the 19th century by … writers like Mrs. Gaskell, George Eliot, and the Brontes, and many others, who treated rural themes, contemporary peasant life, regional speech, etc., in a manner that owed much to Scott” (Drabble, 879). Bookplates. About-fine.


229. MOLIERE, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. The Dramatic Works. Edinburgh, 1875-76. Six volumes bound in twelve. Tall octavo, contemporary full black morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, elaborately giltdecorated red morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers. $5200. Magnificently bound edition of Moliere’s works in English, large paper copy, with illustrations in double suite (one of each pair a proof plate). Six volumes bound in twelve. Often referred to as the “Shakespeare of France,” Molière was the greatest comedic playwright of his time, and a particular favorite of King Louis XIV. His cleverly structured plots and broad skewerings of the pompous and hypocritical continue to have significant influence on modern theater and film throughout the world. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Molière and 34 full-page etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. A splendid set in fine condition.

Nicolay And Hay’s Monumental Biography And Works Of Lincoln 230. (LINCOLN, Abraham) NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John. Abraham Lincoln: A History. Ten volumes. WITH: Abraham Lincoln. Complete Works. Two volumes. New York, 1904 and 1907. Twelve volumes in all. Octavo, three-quarter dark blue morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with burgundy morocco inlays.  $8500. Beautifully bound early editions of both the ten-volume definitive biography and the two-volume complete works of Lincoln, with frontispiece portraits of Lincoln and illustrations of principal figures and maps throughout. These prodigious works, first published in 1890 and 1894, were the result of more than ten years of collaboration by Nicolay and Hay. John Nicolay, Lincoln’s private secretary, “enjoyed the intimate friendship of the President… few men were as close to Lincoln as Nicolay or so fully enjoyed his confidence.” John Hay, after serving as Lincoln’s assistant and confidant, achieved literary fame and served as Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. The authors’ personal knowledge of, and love for, Lincoln, enhance a biography made possible by their friendship with Lincoln’s son, to whom these volumes are dedicated. Robert Lincoln gave them the needed access to his father’s documents and memorabilia. The work “stands as an impressive monument, not only because of the vastness of the undertaking, but also because of its enduring historical significance” (DAB). Bookplates. Fine.

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Magnificently Bound And Illustrated Set Of Moliere’s Dramatic Works


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Gift Suggestions

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Two Signed By Ansel Adams 231. ADAMS, Ansel. Photographs of the Southwest. Boston, 1976. Oblong quarto, original russet cloth, dust jacket. $1200. First edition of Adams’ luminous photographs of four decades, featuring 109 splendid duotones (most full page), boldly signed by him. Fine. 232. ADAMS, Ansel. Yosemite and the Range of Light. Boston, 1979. Oblong folio, original red and blue cloth, dust jacket, shipping carton. $1500. First trade edition, first printing, with 116 striking black-andwhite photogravures, most full-page, boldly signed by Adams. Preceded the same year by a signed limited edition of 250 copies. Fine.

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“The Developing Decline And Fall Of The Galactic Empire”

236. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BURKE, Edmund, editor. The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1776. London, 1777. Octavo, contemporary full brown speckled calf rebacked and recornered. $3500.

First edition of the first book in Asimov’s galaxyspanning epic, transposing the fall of the Roman Empire into a futuristic key and inaugurating “one of the most influential works of modern science fiction” (Chronology of American Literature). Based on stories published in Astounding Science Fiction beginning in 1942, Foundation set the standard for all “future histories” to follow. First edition, binding variant A (cloth); first-state dust jacket. Near-fine.

Beautifully Illustrated History Of Queen Anne 234. (ANNE, Queen) PAUL, Herbert. Queen Anne. London, 1906. Large quarto, contemporary full green morocco gilt. $1500. Limited edition, one of only 200 copies on Japanese paper. With 39 tissue-guarded engraved portraits and plates in two states, including color frontispiece portrait. Fine.

Jane Austen’s Novels, With 96 Color Illustrations, 235. AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels. London, Toronto, and New York, 1922. Six volumes. Octavo, modern full green calf, gilt. $5000. Lovely illustrated set of Austen’s novels, each volume with 16 color plates by English illustrator C.E. Brock, beautifully bound by Bumpus. Includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion. Bookplates of Pamela Lister, wife of publisher and bibliophile Raymond Lister. Fine. 235

First edition, featuring early printings of The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. “This most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events… contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War… and many other American subjects” (Sabin). The Declaration of Independence appears herein; the Articles of Confederation follow. In addition, this volume details major political and historical events of the time, such as coverage of the Battle of Quebec, parliamentary legislation such as the Prohibitory Act and fierce debate over the American colonies. Near-fine.

Boldly Inscribed By Avedon 237. AVEDON, Richard and BALDWIN, James. Nothing Personal. New York, 1964. Folio, original laminated white boards, slipcase. $1850. First edition of an artistic collaboration documenting the face of America in the 60s, boldly inscribed: “For Bob with gratitude always, Dick.” Avedon’s second book of photographs, with text by James Baldwin, presents “a wide cross-section of images of Americans, from an elderly ex-slave to former president Dwight Eisenhower... to patients in a mental ward” (McDarrah, 22). Slipcase with a bit of soiling and minor wear to extremities. Book near-fine.

“An Entirely New Theatrical Language” 238. BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. London, 1956. Octavo, original yellow cloth, dust jacket. $1600. First English edition of Beckett’s greatest and most influential play, translated into English from the original French by Beckett himself. “One of the most influential plays of the postwar period” and one of the central documents of the Absurdist school, Waiting for Godot earned Beckett worldwide acclaim (Drabble, 1038). En attendant Godot was written in 1946 but not published until the 1952 Paris first edition. The first English translation was published by Grove Press in 1954, followed by this 1956 London edition. Fine.

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233. ASIMOV, Isaac. Foundation. New York, 1951. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3400.

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Lovely 17th-Century Oxford King James Bible 239. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Oxford, 1695. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer… Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Oxford, 1732. Small, thick octavo, 19th-century full blindstamped brown morocco. $2500. Finely printed 17th-century edition of the King James Bible, probably printed unofficially by Guy and Parker at Oxford University, together with The Book of Common Prayer, A Small Cambridge Concordance, and Sternhold and Hopkins’ The Whole Book of Psalms, handsomely bound in full elaborately blind-stamped morocco by Birdsall. In 1695, the official Bible-patent belonged to the families of Christopher and Robert Barker, who held the exclusive privilege of printing Bibles. Nevertheless, “there was a large unlicensed traffic in English Bibles printed in Holland, in which Thomas Guy of Oxford is said to have joined extensively” (DNB). The King’s printers complained and began seizing Bibles and underselling the universities. In response, Guy and Peter Parker became university printers at Oxford. In the end, they “checkmated the King’s printers, both in litigation and in business” (DNB). About-fine. 240

“Behold, Osiris”: Limited First Edition Of Budge’s Egyptian Antiquities 241. BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Some Account of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities in the Possession of Lady Meux at Theobald’s Park. London, 1893. Quarto, original gilt-stamped pictorial burgundy cloth.  $1100. Limited first edition of Budge’s classic account of Lady Meux’s Egyptian collection, number 65 of only 200 privately printed copies, with folding frontispiece and extensive in-text hieroglyphics. The colorful Lady Valerie Meux often scandalized London society and was the subject of three memorable portraits by James Whistler, but is perhaps best known for building a collection of over 1,700 Egyptian artifacts at her family estate. One of the world’s preeminent Egyptologists, Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge, Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum, documented her collection with informed descriptions and translations of hieroglyphics. A fine copy.

Lovely Nonesuch Edition Of Blake’s Works 242. BLAKE, William. Poetry and Prose of William Blake. London, 1948. Thick octavo, contemporary full russet crushed morocco gilt. $400. “Centenary” Nonesuch Press edition of Blake’s writings, a re-publication of the first complete collection of the poet’s writings, first published in 1925, also by Nonesuch, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Arranged in sections rather than chronologically by editor Keynes, this is the 1948 commemorative edition of the 1925 first complete collection of Blake’s writings, containing all of his poetry, as well as his prose. Fine. 242

Signed By David Ben-Gurion 240. BEN-GURION, David. Israel: A Personal History. New York, 1971. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco gilt, slipcase. $3500. Signed limited first edition, one of 2000 copies signed by BenGurion, Israel’s founding father and first Prime Minister. “Considered one of the most scholarly heads of state in human history,” Ben-Gurion was uniquely qualified to write a “personal history” of Israel (New Jewish Encyclopedia, 48). Illustrated with over 140 black-and-white photographs and six maps. With engraved metal presentation plate affixed to front board, from Hadassah. Fine


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Boccaccio’s Decameron, Illustrated Limited Edition 243. BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron… Faithfully Translated by J.M. Rigg. London, 1921. Two volumes. Small folio, contemporary full tan paneled calf gilt $1850. Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies, of Boccaccio’s sparkling portrait of love, lust and exuberant life, even in the face of death, illustrated with 15 full-page aquatints by Art Nouveau artist Louis Chalon, beautifully bound by J.P. Gray & Son, Cambridge. Fine.

“An Exceptional Photographic Witness Of This Time” 244. BISCHOF, Werner. Welt des Menschen [The Human World]. Olten and München, 1960. Slim square quarto, spiral-bound as issued, original white self-wrappers, plain rear board on card stock, dust jacket. $650. First edition of a scarce posthumous tribute to the Magnum photographer’s compelling global view, with 12 photogravure plates of peasant huts, palaces, factories and shrines from around the world. Fine.

Scarce First Edition Of Bourke-White’s Coffee, 1936 245. BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Coffee Through the Camera’s Lens. New York, 1936. Original green paper porfolio with pocket, 16 leaves (measuring 4 by 6-1/2 inches), one reader reply card (3 by 5 inches), loose as issued. $850. First and only edition of Bourke-White’s photo-essay on coffee, published only one year before her groundbreaking photobook You Have Seen Their Faces and the same year Life magazine

246. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Royal Family Prayer-Book, Containing the Book of Common Prayer. London, 1790. Thick octavo, contemporary full red morocco gilt with black morocco gilt gloriole inlays. $2600. Later edition (stated third) of Cookson’s annotated version of the Book of Common Prayer, featuring his notes explaining the nature of the liturgy, with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates, beautifully bound in contemporary moroccogilt. The Rev. James Cookson’s annotation of the prayer book—his marginal notes seek to clarify the structural flow of and the biblical principles underlying the various liturgies—first appeared in 1783 as A New Family PrayerBook. This copy bound with 1784 editions of both Brady and Tate’s metrical psalter and The Companion, or Spiritual Guide at the Altar. Although this edition calls itself the third, the true third edition saw print in 1786. Occasional light foxing to plates, text generally clean, contemporary calf lovely. A beautifully bound copy. 246

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premiered with her photograph on its cover, with 11 photogravures after Bourke-White. In 1936, “the American Can Company, a producer of vacuum cans used by coffee roasters, hired Bourke-White to travel to Brazil and photograph coffee cultivation” (Young, 100). In the fine tradition of company photobooks by Man Ray, CartierBresson, and others, this work captures Bourke-White’s emergence as a pioneering photojournalist in “a booklet made for children about the growing, harvesting and production of coffee” (Parr & Badger II:184). About-fine.


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One Hundred Beautiful HandColored Etchings Of 19th‑Century Women’s Fashions By Henri Boutet 247. BOUTET, Henri. Les Modes Feminines du XIX Siecle, Interpretes en Cent Pointes Seches Aquarelles au Pinceau 1801-1900. Paris, 1902. Thick folio, early 20th-century three-quarter red morocco, original illustrated paper covers bound in. $2800. Limited first edition, one of 660 copies, of this visual documentary of 19th-century Paris fashions, with 100 lovely hand-colored etchings by Henri Boutet, nicknamed “The Dandy of the Corset.” From shop girls to sophisticated mademoiselles, Boutet’s coquettish portrayals earnied him the nickname, “le Petit Maître au corset” (“The Dandy of the Corset”). This splendid compilation of Paris high fashions contains 100 dry-point etchings of the prevailing styles—one for each year of the 19th century—hand-colored under the direct supervision of the artist. Fine.

With Hand-Colored Frontispiece Photogravures And Original Photographs 248. BURNS, Robert. The Complete Writings of Robert Burns. Boston and New York, 1926-27. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark blue morocco gilt. $3500. Riverside Press trade edition, beautifully illustrated with original photographs and photogravures, handsomely bound at Riverside. Each volume contains a beautifully hand-colored frontispiece and an original bromide contact print from an original negative, as well as additional photogravure portraits, locales, and facsimiles. Includes Burns’ poetry and letters, together with an essay by W.E. Henley on Burns’s “Life, Genius, and Achievement,” and an Introduction by John Buchan. Volume VI contains scholarly notes, a glossary and several indices. Fine.

First Edition Of Pearl Buck’s Classic, The Good Earth 249. BUCK, Pearl S. The Good Earth. New York, 1931. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. $1600. First edition, first issue, of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a Chinese farmer living during the reign of the country’s last emperor. Buck’s greatest novel, The Good Earth, “immediately became an international bestseller, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, and made Pearl Buck’s name a household word” (ANB). She went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Near-fine.

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“In The Darkness Of The Jungle Tarzan Paused And Laid Aside His Spear And Bow” 250. BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan the Invincible. Tarzana, California, 1931. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $2000.

First edition of Burroughs’ 15th Tarzan novel—“high adventure with new enemies”— the first book issued by Burroughs’ own publishing house, a beautiful copy in scarce fine dust jacket. This complex tale of Tarzan stopping a Communist plot for world domination marks the first time Burroughs published his own work. In 1923, following disputes over royalties, Burroughs became the first author to incorporate himself. “Tarzan the Invincible was the first book published by Burroughs’ corporation” (Lupoff, 176-7). Serialized in Blue Book Magazine, October 1930-April 1931. Book about-fine, dust jacket fine.

First Edition Of Tarzan Triumphant 251. BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan Triumphant. Tarzana, California, 1932. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1800. First edition of the 16th Tarzan book, written with “Burroughs at one of his highest levels of creative output,” the last to be illustrated by Burroughs’ nephew, an exceptional copy in scarce original dust jacket. With this volume, Burroughs instructed his nephew to change Tarzan’s leopard skin garment to a “simple loin cloth of G-string,” because “the less Tarzan has on, the more he will be in character” (Porges, 801, 795). Published the same year as the premiere performance of Johnny Weismuller in the film Tarzan the Ape Man, and the same month as the debut of the Tarzan radio show. About-fine. 250

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First trade edition, signed by Callahan. “One of America’s best-known photographers” (McDarrah & McDarrah, 71). Callahan “eschewed the popular but waning photographic styles of the 1940s—social realism and pictorialism and turned his attention to finding beauty and form in the seeming banalities of the everyday, the city, and his own family” (ANB). Published the same year as a signed limited edition of only 200 copies. Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket near-fine.

Signed By Chimot, With Original Etchings 253. (CHIMOT, Édouard). CUEL, André. Mouki, le Délaissé. Paris, 1922. Small folio, contemporary full limp orange sheep. $1350. Limited edition of this erotic text, presentation copy, one of 197 copies, signed by Chimot and the author. With six etchings by Chimot, as well as a beautiful color proof of the frontispiece, and illustrated headpieces and initials. Influenced by Lautrec, Renoir and Rodin, Edouard Chimot taught himself painting and directed his talent primarily to the illustration of books. Best known for his voluptuous erotic etchings, he became known as “the painter of feminine sensuality” (Slatkine, Livres Illustrés 1900-1930). Text in French. Original paper wrappers bound in. Near-fine. 253

Catlin’s North American Indians 254. CATLIN, George. North American Indians. London, 1880. Two volumes. Large octavo, original red gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. $2800. 1880 edition of Catlin’s monumental history, with over 300 illustrations on 180 plates, including three maps (one colored and folding). First published in 1841, North American Indians is “one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject” (Hassrick, 15). “The history and the customs of such a people,” Catlin wrote, “preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from becoming their historian” (Hassrick, 15). Near-fine.

Signed By Truman Capote 255. CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas. New York, 1983. Slim octavo, original black cloth, slipcase. $1000. Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Capote. The redemptive story of a young Capote’s first Christmas with his estranged father. Fine.

Handsomely Bound 1766 Edition Of Don Quixote 256. CERVANTES. The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha. Edinburgh, 1766. Four volumes. 12mo, contemporary full polished calf rebacked in periodstyle calf gilt. $1850. 1766 edition in English of Cervantes’ chivalric satire—“one of those universal works which are read by all ages at all times” (PMM)—handsomely bound in contemporary calf. “Cervantes’ great, ironical, romantic story is written in a style so noble, so nervous, so humane, so branded with reality that, as the wise critic has said, the mere touch and impact of it puts courage into our veins” (Powys 27). Mild loss to title page of Volume IV, slightly affecting text. Contemporary calf handsome.

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252. CALLAHAN, Harry. Callahan. New York, 1976. Quarto, original black cloth, dust jacket. $950.

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Glinda Of Oz, The Final Oz Book 257. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BAUM, L. Frank. Glinda of Oz. Chicago, 1920. Octavo, original brown cloth, mounted cover illustration. $2000. First edition of Baum’s 14th and final Oz book, with 12 color plates and numerous in-text illustrations by John R. Neill. Partially written by Baum’s wife, Maud, Glinda of Oz—an adventure some readers classify as, in a minor departure for the series, an intriguing hybrid of pure fantasy and genuine science fiction—saw print only after Baum died. Without scarce original dust jacket. Plates lovely and bright, text block recased, slightest rubbing to spine. An attractive copy.

The Emerald City Of Oz, First Edition 258. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BAUM, L. Frank. The Emerald City of Oz. Chicago, 1910. Octavo, original light blue cloth rebacked with original spine laid down, mounted cover illustration. $2800.

First edition, first state, of the sixth Oz book, with 16 fullpage color illustrations by John R. Neill. Baum intended to conclude his popular series with this volume, but Baum’s bankruptcy the next year meant he “had no choice but to call once more upon the magic of Oz in an attempt to restore his fortunes” (Eyles, 48). Without very rare dust jacket. Text block recased and rebacked with original spine laid down, original cloth with light rubbing to spine and edges. An extremely good copy.

First Appearance Of Madeline’s Christmas 259. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline’s Christmas. New York, 1956. Slim 12mo, original illustrated self-wrapper. $550. First appearance of this delightful children’s story, a special insert in the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. Madeline’s magical adventures on Christmas Eve first appeared in this scarce, fragile form; the hardcover first edition would not see publication until 1985. Aboutfine. Scarce. 257


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“Curiouser And Curiouser!” 263. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. London, 1874, 1873. Two volumes. Octavo, modern full crimson morocco gilt; custom slipcase. $3800.

Signed By Ludwig Bemelmans 260. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline in London. New York, 1961. Slim folio, original red cloth, dust jacket. $2700. First edition of this lovely Madeline book chronicling Madeline’s adventures with Pepito in London, boldly signed by Bemelmans in the year of publication. This fifth Madeline adventure finds our irrepressible heroine on the other side of the Channel amidst “tea and crumpets” and “the sound of trumpets.” Book fine, bright dust jacket extremely good with only slight soiling, light wear mainly to extremities. A most attractive copy, quite scarce signed.

Early editions of the books that forever changed the face of children’s literature, beautifully bound in full pictorial morocco-gilt. First published in 1865 and 1871, Carroll’s two topsy-turvy classics “unleashed thousands of children’s minds and imaginations and invited them to laugh” (Silvey, 124). With John Tenniel’s charming original illustrations. The beautiful bindings feature large gilt vignettes of Alice and the Caterpillar on the front board of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Alice with the Red Queen on the front board of Through the Looking-Glass. Fine. 263

First Edition of Babar And Father Christmas 261. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) BRUNHOFF, Jean de. Babar and Father Christmas. New York, 1940. Slim folio, original half yellow cloth, pictorial boards, dust jacket. $1600. First book edition, preceding the French, of the seventh and last of Brunhoff’s original Babar books. The Elephant King seeks out Father Christmas “to arrange for baby elephants to receive presents just like the ones that human children get. As the book ends, Father Christmas promises to come back” (Weber, 87). This American edition is the true first book edition; World War II delayed the printing of the French edition. Near-fine.

“Look At Those Dogs Go!” 262. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) EASTMAN, P.D. Go, Dog. Go! New York, 1961. Small quarto, original pictorial boards, dust jacket.  $300. First edition of Eastman’s colorful celebration of canines for

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265. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) HENRY, Marguerite. A Pictorial Life Story of Misty. Chicago, 1976. Quarto, original pictorial boards. $350. First edition, generously illustrated with numerous photographs (including 16 pages of color photographs) and drawings by Wesley Dennis, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication: “To Gail, Christopher and Joey, a very merry Christmas, [horseshoe] Marguerite Henry,” with her small sketch of a Christmas tree whose trunk is the year “1976.” Marguerite Henry’s best-known horse book, Misty of Chincoteague (1947), “is a particularly vivid recreation of real people and events on Chincotague Island during the 1940s. Misty was an actual Assateague horse and came to live with the Henrys for several years” (Silvey, 305). This lavishly illustrated volume documents the relationship between the Henry family and their cherished horse. About-fine.

“This Is A Fierce Bad Rabbit” 266. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit. London and New York, 1906. 16mo, original green cloth wallet, mounted cover illustration. $2000.

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264. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) MILNE, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh. London, 1926. Octavo, original full limp green calf gilt. $4200. First edition, deluxe issue, of the second book in Milne’s “Pooh Quartet”—the volume that introduced Winnie’s friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo and more to the world—with illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. “Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh has been considered a classic of children’s literature almost since its publication” (Cooper & Cooper, 95). Shepard’s illustrations “add so much to the books that most people consider them to be inseparable from the texts” (Silvey, 462). Without original slipcase. Very nearly fine.

First edition, first issue, one of only two Potter stories first published in this special wallet form, with 14 full-page illustrations and 14 pages of text in one long accordion folder. “Three stories were written in this form—The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Story of Miss Moppet and The Sly Old Cat; but only the first two were published. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit was written specially for publisher Harold Warne’s little girl, Louise, who had told Aunt Beatrix that Peter was much too good a rabbit, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one!” (Linder, 183). Text intact, with ink mark on title page and only slight creasing to two leaves. Wallet intact, including tab and slot, with a few minor stains and slight abrasions. An exceptionally good copy of a rare and fragile title. 266


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The Story Of Miss Moppet, In Scarce Wallet 267. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Story of Miss Moppet. London and New York, 1906. 16mo, original red cloth wallet, mounted cover illustration, custom clamshell box. $2000. First edition, first issue, preceding the book form, with 14 illustrations and 14 “pages” of text in one long accordion folder with variant red linen backing. During 1906 Potter wrote and illustrated two shorter, simpler books for the very young, originally published that year in the form of folding panoramic sheets tucked into a wallet; these were The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Story of Miss Moppet. This delightful cat-and-mouse tale is beautifully illustrated in a series of scenes that folds out to several feet in length. Near-fine.

“It Is Said That The Effect Of Eating Too Much Lettuce Is ‘Soporific’” 268. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. London and New York, 1909. 16mo, original dark green boards, mounted cover illustration. $2000. First edition, early issue (published within months of the first), with color frontispiece and 26 color plates. This book, the story of Peter Rabbit’s sister Flopsy and her family, represents the final stage “in the defeat of Mr. McGregor, who by the end… has been made into a proper fool, just as giants should be” (Carpenter, 146). Without scarce original dust jacket. Very nearly fine.

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First edition of one of the more uncommon Potter titles, with frontispiece and 14 illustrations in color and 42 in-text line drawings. This darker and more sophisticated story—in which Potter, for the first time, crafts a tale featuring villains as protagonists—reveals the beloved author-illustrator “at the height of her powers” (Carpenter & Prichard, 424). Without scarce original dust jacket. Only a few faint finger-smudges, rear inner paper hinge split, a few faint stains and mild toning to extremities, wear to spine ends. Extremely good.

“Gratifyingly Full Of Detail And Naughty Doings” 270. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Tom Kitten. London and New York, 1907. 12mo, original green-brown paper boards, mounted cover illustration.$2000. First edition of Potter’s story of a kittens who loses much more than his mittens, with color frontispiece and 26 color illustrations. “Gratifyingly full of detail and naughty doings” (Taylor et al., 133). “The year 1907 appears on the front of the title page of the first three printings, which are believed to be identical” (Linder, 427). Without scarce original glassine dust jacket. Near-fine.

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269. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mr. Tod. London and New York, 1912. 16mo, original gray boards, mounted cover illustration. $1500.

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“Then Over The Hills And Far Away She Danced With Pigling Bland” 271. POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Pigling Bland. London and New York, 1913. 12mo, original maroon boards, mounted cover illustration.  $1500. First edition of Potter’s story of two piglets’ escape into a new life, illustrated with 14 color plates and 37 in-text vignettes. The book “has an element of truth in it,” for in November 1909, in a letter to Millie Warne, Potter wrote, “The two biggest little pigs have been sold, which takes away from the completeness of the family group. But they have fetched a good price, and their appetites were fearful—five meals a day and not satisfied” (Linder, 213). Indeed, Pigling Bland concerns two real pigs named Alexander and Pigling Bland; Potter herself appears in her drawing on page 22, along with Alexander. Quinby 22. Linder, 429. Slightest toning to spine. A very nearly fine copy.

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272. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (PARRISH, Maxfield) FIELD, Eugene. Poems of Childhood. New York, 1904. Royal octavo, original gilt-stamped black cloth, mounted cover illustration. $650. First edition to be illustrated by Parrish, with eight full-page color plates and illustrated title page. “Parrish’s human beings often blend with and reflect the intensely beautiful landscapes in which he places them. It is this idyllic vision, fully realized in 1904’s Poems of Childhood, that ensured Parrish’s place in art and illustration history” (Stephen Pastore). This edition of Field’s Poems of Childhood contains the first full-color appearance of “The Dinkey-Bird.” Without scarce original dust jacket. Fine.

Early American Illustrated Chapbook Edition Of Cinderella 273. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) PERRAULT, Charles. Cinderilla; or, the Little Glass Slipper. Designed for the Entertainment of all good Little Misses. Albany, 1810. 12mo pamphlet, original yellow paper wrappers, custom clamshell box. $1500. Early American chapbook publication of Perrault’s famous fairy tale, with 13 wonderful woodcuts. Considered “the most popular of all fairy stories” (Carpenter & Pritchard, 118), Cinderella first appeared in French in 1679. The tale was first published in English in 1729 and first published in the United States in 1800. This edition includes a battledore-like alphabet and punctuation display and six riddles in rhyme. Expert restoration to verso of wrappers. Children’s chapbooks such as these are notoriously fragile and rarely survive in such good condition. Scarce.

Illustrated And Signed By Arthur Rackham 274. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) (RACKHAM, Arthur) LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. London and New York, 1909. Quarto, period style full dark green morocco gilt. $3000. Deluxe limited large-paper edition, one of 750 copies signed and illustrated by Rackham. With 13 mounted full-page color illustrations and numerous other illustrations by Rackham, beautifully bound. Arthur Rackham’s timeless illustrations rediscover Shakespeare’s magic, accompanying the 20 tales adapted by Charles and Mary Lamb so skillfully that the “essentials of the stories are preserved,” entrancing both young and old (Baugh, 1182). Originally published in 1899 with black-and-white illustrations only: “there is an extra colored plate in this edition not included in the trade edition” (Latimore and Haskell, 33). Text and plates fine, beautifully bound.


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Signed By J.K. Rowling 275. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York, 1999. Octavo, original half green cloth, dust jacket. $3500. First American edition of the second book in the phenomenally popular and award-winning Harry Potter series, signed by Rowling. “A marriage of good writing, inventiveness, and sheer child appeal that has not been seen since Roald Dahl, perhaps even since Tolkien, Lewis and Ransome” (The Times). Fine.

“The One With The Power To Vanquish The Dark Lord Approaches”

Inscribed By Charles Schulz, With A Large Original Drawing Of Woodstock 278. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SCHULZ, Charles M. Snoopy and “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.” New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, 1971. Slim octavo, original pictorial boards, dust jacket, custom cloth slipcase. $3000.

276. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. London, 2003. Thick octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket. $450.

First edition of this saga of Snoopy’s brief auctorial career, inscribed with a wonderful original drawing of Woodstock, “For Punchy, Schulz.” Includes a delightful “facsimile edition” of the famous beagle’s published book. Fine.

First edition of the fifth book in the extraordinarily popular, award-winning fantasy series. “Harry Potter has shown empire-building skills that would put Queen Victoria to shame… Worldwide sales have topped 190 million in more than two hundred countries… It’s a Harry Potter world, and we just live in it” (Weinberg, 43). Fine.

“The Dark Lord Will Rise Again With His Servant’s Aid, Greater And More Terrible” 277. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. New York, 1999. Octavo, original half purple cloth, dust jacket. $500.

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Signed limited first edition, one of 500 copies signed by Sendak and Singer, illustrated with 17 exquisite mounted line-cuts by Sendak. The author’s first book for children, containing seven tales of Jewish folklore, told with Singer’s usual sensitivity. Fine.

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First American edition of the third book in the Harry Potter series. At the time this book was first published, Harry Potter had not yet achieved the enormous popularity it would later have. Thus, first editions of this third book in the series are far scarcer than first editions of the remaining four titles. Released two months after the first English edition. Fine.


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“I Speak For The Trees, For The Trees Have No Tongues” 282. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. The Lorax. New York, 1971. Quarto, original pictorial boards. $1200. First edition of Dr. Seuss’ favorite among his own books. The Lorax concerns the effects of greed and industrial pollution upon an idyllic environment of Truffula Trees, Brown Barbaloots and Swomee Swans. Mild edge-wear, mild toning to spine and boards. Extremely good. 283

“Maybe Christmas… Perhaps… Means A Little Bit More!” 280. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! New York, 1957. Quarto, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of Seuss’ heartwarming celebration of true holiday spirit. “Clearly the Grinch has been the most memorable Christmas villain to undergo redemption since Ebenezer Scrooge” (Cohen, 329-30). Geisel’s tribute to true holiday cheer “added an unforgettable character to American literary mythology and a highly descriptive noun/verb to our language” (Dr. Seuss From Then to Now, 51) Interior with slightest marginal embrowning. Boards with edges lightly rubbed. Dust jacket with light soiling and rubbing, tiny loss to spine head, mild creasing to rear panel. Extremely good.

“That Cat Is A Bad One, That Cat In The Hat” 281. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. New York, 1958. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket. $1600. First edition. The year after Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, broke new ground in children’s books with The Cat in the Hat, he brought back the immediately popular character—with 26 little cats under his red-and-white stovepipe, not to mention the mysterious “Voom”—for a new madcap adventure. Near-fine.

Signed By Kay Thompson And Inscribed In Thompson’s Hand As “Eloise” 283. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise in Paris. New York, 1957. Slim folio, original blue paper boards, dust jacket. $4600. First edition, inscribed in Kay Thompson’s hand: “For Mademoiselle Chic Jacinta—with Thanks and MERCI MERCI MERCI MOI ELOISE Kay Thompson.” This, Thompson’s second Eloise book, bears Noel Coward’s endorsement, “Frankly, I adore Eloise.” Book with faintest foxing to preliminaries and a bit of minor soiling and discoloration to boards. Dust jacket extremely good with light foxing and slightest creases to spinehead. Extremely good.

“…And You Are The Guy Who’ll Decide Where To Go” 284. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) SEUSS, Dr. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! New York, 1990. Quarto, original pictorial boards, dust jacket. $900. First edition of Seuss’s final book, a whimsical call to courageous living. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, the last book


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286. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) TAZEWELL, Charles. The Littlest Angel. Chicago, 1946. Slim octavo, original pictorial boards, dust jacket. $350. First edition of this Christmas classic, illustrated by Katherine Evans. Following the Littlest Angel’s first appearance in the December issue of Coronet, Helen Hayes became its 285 perennial narrator at Christmastime, and Loretta Young recorded a version for Decca. Near-fine.

Two Wonderful Large Original Sesame Street Illustrations 287. (SESAME STREET). Original pen-and-ink illustration. No place, circa 1980. Oblong folio sheet with illustration on recto, measuring approximately 15 by 10 inches. $2600. Large original pen-and-ink Sesame Street illustration. This wonderful illustration features Big Bird and Elmo conducting a group of four characters playing various instruments. With photographic proof. Form marks and notations at edges of sheet. Fine condition, a bright, beautiful illustration. 288. (SESAME STREET). Original pen-and-ink illustration. No place, circa 1980. Oblong folio sheet with illustration on recto, measuring approximately 15 by 10 inches. $2600.

Five Volumes Of The Mary Poppins Series, Each Inscribed By The Author 285. (CHILDREN’S LITERATURE) TRAVERS, P.L. Mary Poppins. WITH: Mary Poppins Comes Back. WITH: Mary Poppins Opens the Door. WITH: Mary Poppins In the Park. WITH: Mary Poppins from A-Z. New York, 1964. Five volumes. Small octavo, original cloth, dust jackets, custom clamshell box. $3200. Later American editions of the five most notable volumes in the beloved Mary Poppins book series, inscribed by P.L. Travers (often with a small drawing—a star, a butterfly, etc.) in each volume. Since the first of an eventual eight books about the magical Mary Poppins appeared in 1934, innumerable children have chosen to read them. “The first Mary Poppins stories were written when [Travers] was recovering from an illness, and were told to two children of her acquaintance. Mary Poppins appeared in 1934 and was an immediate success” (Carpenter & Prichard, 540). Books near-fine to fine. Dust jackets very good, with light edgewear and chips to spine of Mary Poppins, Marry Poppins in the Park, and Mary Poppins from A to Z.

Large original pen-and-ink Sesame Street illustration. This wonderful illustration features Big Bird as a conductor dressed in a tuxedo, the Count at a grand piano, and several other characters. Form marks and notations at edges of sheet. Fine condition, a bright, beautiful illustration. 288

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of new work published in [Seuss’] lifetime, proved to be as beloved as his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, published more than 50 years earlier. Tempering hopefulness with the reality that life will not always be easy, it became a staple graduation gift, and by the end of 2000, it was already one of the top-20 best-selling children’s hardcover books of all time” (Cohen, 360). Very nearly fine.


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will finish the job”) and November 7, 1941 (“I have never given any assurance of a speedy or easy or cheap victory”). Fine.

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289. CHURCHILL, Winston S. and ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Complete Correspondence. Princeton, 1984. Three volumes. Thick octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems. $1750. First edition of this collection of Churchill and Roosevelt’s letters from 1933-45. With numerous photographs and maps. A fine set.

“Admired By Historians And Students Alike” 290. CHURCHILL, Winston. The American Civil War. London, 1961. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems. $1200. First separate English edition of Churchill’s “marvelous and detailed description of America’s greatest domestic convulsion” (Langworth), with six maps and numerous black-and-white photographs (many by Matthew Brady), handsomely bound. Excerpted without change from History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume IV (1958). Issued the same year as the first American edition. Fine.

“My Only Ambition Was To Be Master Of The Spoken Word” 291. CHURCHILL, Winston S. Winston S. Churchill: His Memoirs and Speeches from Armistice to Victory, 1918 to 1945. London, 1964. Twelve 33-1/3 rpm albums in individual sleeves, illustrated text booklet, original slipcase with bronzetone metal relief, custom clamshell box. $1350. Deluxe set of recordings of Churchill’s speeches and memoirs, delivered by him. Includes speeches from June 18, 1940 (“Their Finest Hour”), September 17, 1940 (“Give us the tools and we 291

“This Is Not History: This Is My Case” 292. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. London, 1948-54. Six volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt. $3500. First English editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost reelection as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. With the Second World War, Churchill “pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street” (Reynolds, xxiii). “The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature” (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps and facsimile documents. Fine.

“About A Few Prominent Men— Great, Evil, Stupid, Silly, Wise” 293. CHURCHILL, Winston. Great Contemporaries. London, 1937. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco, spines gilt decorated with Churchill lion emblems.  $1200. First edition of this collection of biographical sketches of some of the most influential men of the 20th century, illustrated with 21 photographic portraits, handsomely bound. “This book is about mankind and about a few prominent men— great, evil, stupid, silly, wise… The book is also about Churchill as he sees himself, with the personalities which shaped his judgments and character…” (Langworth, 177).


would comprehend the problems, perils, challenges, and opportunities which confront us to-day… It is in the hope that contemplation of the trials and tribulations of our forefathers may not only fortify the English-speaking peoples of to-day, but also play some small part in uniting the whole world, that I present this account.” Cohen A267.1.a. Woods A138(a). Scattered light foxing to interiors, more so to preliminary and concluding leaves. A fine set.

Complete Collection Of Churchill’s WWII And Post-War Speeches, 1941-61 296. CHURCHILL, Winston S. Collection of World War II and post-war speeches. World War II Speeches: Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches. Post-War Speeches: The Sinews of Peace; Europe Unite; In the Balance; Stemming the Tide; The Unwritten Alliance. London, (1941-61). Together, 12 volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, spines decorated with gilt Churchill lion emblems. $8000.

First Edition In Parts Of Churchill’s Illustrated The Great War 294. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Great War. London, 193334. Twenty-six parts. Quarto, original paper wrappers. Housed in two custom clamshell boxes gilt-stamped with the Churchill coat-of-arms. $2200. First illustrated edition of Churchill’s important World War I history The World Crisis, in original parts, handsomely boxed. Churchill’s monumental history of the first World War was first published in six volumes as The World Crisis, 1923-31; these 26 parts were issued fortnightly by Newnes from September 1933 to October 1934, “in a form which will make them accessible to a very wide public.” “Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written” (Spectator). With hundreds of photographic illustrations, maps, and plans. Langworth, 118-20. Woods A31a. Owner name to rear wrapper of Part 24. A fine, bright set.

“Churchill’s Last Great Work” 295. CHURCHILL, Winston. A History of the EnglishSpeaking Peoples. London, 1956-58. Four volumes. Octavo, modern half red morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines.  $2200. First English editions of Churchill’s classic history, illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. Churchill believed that “Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the trials and struggles is necessary to all who

First editions of Churchill’s separately published World War II and post-war speeches, including his rare last book, handsomely bound in full morocco gilt. Churchill’s war speeches, published between 1941 and 1946, “constitute a contemporary history of the war which is as lively as it is authoritative; and, so far as contemporary history is of value, they may be said to be the last word upon the war” (Randolph Churchill). Toward the end of the Second World War and after, Churchill increasingly advocated that Europe enter the approaching Cold War era as a united and resolute voice. The speeches included in these volumes trace the development of Churchill’s call for European unity through the abatement of socialist party power in Britain’s parliament, the start of the Korean War, rising tensions in the Middle East, and the establishment of NATO. This set contains the rare first and only printing of The Unwritten Alliance, the last of Churchill’s books printed in his lifetime. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. A handsome set. 296

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civil war “A Genuinely Tragic Book, Brave And Bitter” 297. (CIVIL WAR) HOOD, John Bell. Advance and Retreat. Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies. New Orleans, 1880. Octavo, period style three quarter tan calf. $1200.

First edition of the memoirs of the controversial commander of the Army of the Potomac, with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait, nine illustrations, three full-page maps and a twopage facsimile letter, handsome in publisher’s morocco-gilt. “A military enigma, a brilliant administrator and a man possessing much good strategic sense” (Boatner, 524). Fine.

“A Different Story From The One You Learned In School”

First edition of Hood’s dramatic memoir, with two full-page engraved portraits and four maps, one folding, handsomely bound. Though much admired as a divisional and corps commander, Hood’s aggressive tendencies helped seal the Confdereacy’s fate at the Battle of Atlanta. His reflections here focus on his Confederate service from his early involvement at Second Manassas and Sharpsburg to his surrender at Natchez, Mississippi. Near-fine.

“The Southern States Had Rightfully The Power To Withdraw”

300. (CIVIL WAR) SHAARA, Michael. The Killer Angels. New York, 1974. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of Shaara’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel of Gettysburg, one of the most popular and acclaimed works of Civil War fiction. Fine.

“A Necessary, Primary Source… It Should Be Read Carefully And Often”

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298. (CIVIL WAR) DAVIS, Jefferson. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. New York, 1881. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original full brown cloth gilt. $1250. First edition of Jefferson Davis’ “authentic commentary on the most momentous episode in the history of the United States” (Allibone, Supplement I:461), with 18 maps (14 folding) and 19 plates, including stipple-engraved portraits of Davis, members of the presidential staff, General Lee and others. Near-fine.

“Grant Used The Weapon That McClellan Forged To Defeat Lee” 299. (CIVIL WAR) MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan’s Own Story. New York, 1887. Octavo, original three-quarter dark brown morocco gilt. $1250.

301. (CIVIL WAR) JOHNSON, Robert Underwood, and BUEL, Clarence Clough. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. New York, 1887-88. Four volumes. Quarto, publisher’s full dark brown morocco gilt. $2600. First edition of this essential Civil War reference—one of Stephen Crane’s indispensable resources as he wrote The Red Badge of Courage—containing nearly 400 narratives of leading military “survivors” (many generals), with over 1500 in-text illustrations (including those of Winslow Homer) and close to 200 maps, plans and facsimiles, in scarce publisher’s full morocco. Robert Underwood Johnson, associate editor of Century magazine, “coaxed recalcitrant generals to take up the pen… A landmark on the long road to reconciliation” (DAB). So vivid are the accounts that Stephen Crane, who had never witnessed a battle, could base The Red Badge of Courage largely on his reading of this landmark work. Rare in publisher’s full morocco-gilt. Near-fine. 302

Scarce First Editions Of Shelby Foote’s The Civil War, With His Signature 302. (CIVIL WAR) FOOTE, Shelby. The Civil War. New York, 1958-74. Three volumes. Large octavo, original gray cloth, dust jackets. $4500. Scarce first editions of all three volumes in Foote’s massive, authoritative and engrossing history—“a model of what military history can be” (New York Times)—with tipped-in leaf signed by the historian in the first volume. First edition sets such as this are much sought-after and increasingly scarce. About-fine, scarce signed.


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First edition of Sheridan’s military autobiography, with 27 maps (many folding) and 17 plates. Sheridan recounts three decades of military service including many decisive Civil War campaigns and later Indian campaigns. Fine.

“A Thousand Incidents Of Army Life”: Illustrated Large Folio History Of The Civil War Soldier 304. (CIVIL WAR) MOTTELAY, Paul. The Soldier in Our Civil War. New York, 1890. Two volumes. Tall folio (12 by 17 inches), original three-quarter brown morocco. $2200. Early edition, deluxe binding, of this large folio pictorial history of the Civil War soldier, profusely illustrated with numerous maps and portraits. First published in 1884-85, these two monumental volumes depict land and naval battles, camp life, war preparation, weapons and equipment, battle plans, and important Confederate and Union figures. The large folio plates (many double-page) are supplemented by text documenting events of the war—portraying the “valor, patriotism, and bravery of the soldier” on both sides of the conflict. With frontispiece portraits of Lincoln and Grant. Also featuring numerous maps, statistical charts and a chronological list of events from 1860-65. Dornbusch III:548. Text and plates generally fresh, light scattered foxing, dampstaining to gutter edge of several leaves (I:192-7), occasional repaired closed tears, inner hinges expertly reinforced. Original morocco with expert restoration. 304

“The Grandfather Of Civil War Histories”: Illustrated With Over A Thousand Brady Photographs 305. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. The Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1911. Ten volumes. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth.  $3000. First edition of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” “This mammoth work… a necessary part of any civil war library,” contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including academicians, President William H. Taft, and veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience. A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, “easily five times larger than that of any contemporary” (Everitt). “Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day,” Brady and his assistants “carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture,” capturing “scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men” (DAB). Eicher 771. Nicholson, 516. A few inner hinges expertly reinforced. Light soiling to bright original cloth. A fine set.

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303. (CIVIL WAR) SHERIDAN, P.H. Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. New York, 1888. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $650.

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Two Signed By Bruce Catton 306. CATTON, Bruce. The Coming Fury. Garden City, New York, 1961. Octavo, original gray and blue cloth, early dust jacket. $600. First edition of the first volume in Catton’s influential Centennial History of the Civil War, inscribed to Mayor La Guardia’s aide: “To Reuben Lazarus—my good friend and fellow Player—Bruce Catton.” “Masterfully written… Catton succeeds with a tremendous background knowledge of the facts, a sharp intuitional sense of when to pull the story into focus and when to push it back” (Eicher, 736). Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Catton produced “one of the great historical accomplishments of our time” (New York Times). This first volume of the trilogy is “a superb re-creation of the 12 crucial months that opened the Civil War” (New York Times). Later-issue dust jacket. Bookplate. New York Times review clippings affixed to rear pastedown. Book with toning to extremities, dust jacket with a bit of soiling and only minor wear to extremities. A nearfine inscribed copy with an interesting association. 307. CATTON, Bruce. Terrible Swift Sword. Garden City, 1963. Octavo, original red and gray cloth, original dust jacket. $600. First edition of the second volume in Catton’s influential Centennial History of the Civil War, inscribed by Catton’s Director of Research: “Inscribed with best wishes to Gordon McNown, E.B. Long,” and additionally signed by Bruce Catton. This second volume of the trilogy examines the early skirmishes and opposing perspectives of the Union and the Confederacy, following the process by which both sides came to accept an all-out war. Only minor rubbing to extremities of price-clipped dust jacket. A very nearly fine copy.

subscription houses published chronicles of the conflict; Tomes’ work originally saw print in parts, reflecting a belief that fighting would end quickly and would fill no more than a single volume’s worth of history. As the struggle, however, stretched on, Benjamin Smith was hired to complete the work; it ultimately filled three quarto volumes. See: Dornbusch III:256; Nicholson, 843. Only one tiny abrasion to upper corner of front board of Volume II. A handsome set in fine condition.

“Lincoln Greatly Admired Sherman” 309. (SHERMAN, William Tecumseh) BOWMAN, S. M. and IRWIN, R.B. Sherman and His Campaigns: A Military Biography. New York, 1865. Octavo, original publisher’s threequarter polished brown calf.  $750. First edition of this major early account of Sherman’s Civil War campaigns, this copy with the bookplate of Vermont’s General Howard Library and inscribed in a secretarial hand on the fly leaf “General O.O. Howard, U.S. Army, Burlington, VT.” Howard commanded the Army of Tennessee under Sherman in the Battle of Atlanta, and later led the pursuit of the Nez Percé across the West. Written and published immediately after the Civil War, this contemporary military history of Sherman and his leadership was completed with the assistance of figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis and Sherman himself” (225). With eight steel-engraved fullpage portraits and five full-page maps. Dornbusch II:2433. Sabin 7096. Occasional faint marginal dampstaining, some edge-wear, rubbing to original boards. A highly desirably copy in extremely good condition. 309

The War With The South, Extensively Illustrated 308. TOMES, Robert and SMITH, Benjamin G. The War with the South. New York, circa 1866. Three volumes. Quarto, publisher’s three-quarter brown morocco gilt.  $2400. Early edition, three volumes abundantly illustrated with 81 fine engraved plates of historical figures and scenes of the Civil War. In addition to all of its profound effects on American society, the Civil War marked “the beginning of the real growth and expansion of the subscription book business in the United States” (Fahs, 290). Multiple

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“The Most Stupendous Rock And Roll Picture Book Ever”: Signed By Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards And Others

Signed By Pat Conroy 312. CONROY, Pat. The Great Santini. Boston, 1976. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket. $1200.

310. (COOPER, Michael) ROYLANCE, Brian, editor. Blinds & Shutters. Guildford, 1990. Thick folio, original three-quarter black morocco, yellow cloth boards, original hand-crafted silk-screened box inset with sliding “blind” over original photographic print. $3500. Signed limited first edition of this electrifying tribute to photographer Michael Cooper—arguably best-known for shooting the cover of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album—number 660 of 5000 copies, with over 600 images in color and blackand-white of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, along with numerous celebrities, writers, painters and musicians, this copy signed on a tipped-in leaf (as issued) by Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, the photographer’s son Adam and seven other key contributors. With forewords by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, numerous interviews and over 600 photographic images, many never before published. “The astonishing photographs of Cooper… offer best evidence yet of the cultural ferment between art and music in the 60s” (Economist). The cover of the book’s protective box incorporates a sliding “blind” under which is mounted an original blackand-white Cooper photograph; this copy with a print of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. With original “filmstrip” bookmark. Fine.

First edition of Conroy’s acclaimed, autobiographical first novel, signed by him on the title page. Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1979 films starring Robert Duvall. A limited advance edition of the uncorrected proof and proof jacket (35 copies) issued the same year. Book fine; about-fine priceclipped dust jacket.

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“She Has Head Enough And Heart Enough For Twenty Kings!” 313. (DE BERRY, DUCHESSE) REISET, Marie Antoin, Vicomte de. Marie-Caroline, Duchesse de Berry 18161830. Paris, 1906. Large quarto, contemporary full blue polished morocco, elaborately gilt-tooled with royal seals on covers and royal emblems on spine. $1500. Splendidly bound limited edition, number 706 of 800 copies printed on papier de rives by Blanchet Frères & Kléber, with numerous exquisite engravings, two in color, with color plate of the Duchesse laid in. Marie-Caroline was daughter-in-law to Charles X and mother to the Duc de Bordeaux, heir to the French throne. Following Charles’ overthrow in 1830, “she tried to secure the succession for her son but was forced into exile. In 1832,

A Landmark In The Aesthetic Movement 311. COOK, Clarence Chatham. The House Beautiful. New York, 1878 [i.e. 1877]. Quarto, original embossed black- and giltstamped green cloth. $1250. 311

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First edition of the book that established the tenets of the Aesthetic Movement in interior decorating, with exquisite color frontispiece by Walter Crane and 110 in-text engravings, in beautiful elaborately gilt-decorated publisher’s cloth. “Initially published as a series of articles in the periodical Scribner’s Monthly, The House Beautiful served to instruct readers on ways to tastefully furnish their homes... In a conversational, yet assured tone, Cook suggested that the objects with which one surrounds oneself reflect the spirit of the person and place... The House Beautiful helped promote an interest in the past and in antiques that also influenced the development of decorative art collections in American museums” (ANB). Inner paper hinges reinforced. Light rubbing to spine ends. Pictorial cloth-gilt clean and fresh, gilt bright. A beautiful copy.

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disguised as a peasant, she crossed the French border from Italy and made her way to the Vendée, where she succeeded in instigating a brief but abortive insurrection” (Britannica Online). Text in French. Near-fine, splendidly bound.

“Neither Tragic Nor Comic But… Marvelous”

Signed By Umberto Eco

First English edition of Dinesen’s first book in English, published the same year as the American trade edition, with seven stories, including the highly acclaimed “Deluge at Norderney,” in scarce original dust jacket. “Dinesen said that here “she used the word ‘tale’… in the sense Shakespeare did in A Winter’s Tale, or ‘in the naive view of a child or primitive who sees a story as neither tragic nor comic but as marvelous’” (Welty, 138). Following its publication New York the same year, this first English edition of Dinesen’s first work in English was published by Putnam. Dinesen translated the stories into Danish the following year as Syv fantastiske fortaellinger. Color dust jacket art and frontispiece by Rex Whistler. Without Evening Standard bellyband, very rarely found. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

314. ECO, Umberto. The Name of the Rose. San Diego, New York and London, 1983. Octavo, original half beige cloth, dust jacket. $1000. First American edition of Eco’s acclaimed medieval murder mystery, boldly signed on the half title by the author. This “erudite murder mystery,” first published in 1980 as Il Nome della Rosa, was semiotics professor Umberto Eco’s first novel and proved an international bestseller. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

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De Staal’s Memoirs, Beautifully Bound, With Fine Etchings 315. DE STAAL, Madame. Mémoires de Madame De Staal-De Launay. Paris, 1890. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full red crushed morocco gilt. $750. Limited edition, number 35 of only 185 copies printed on Chinese paper, of the influential French author’s entertaining memoirs—full of “frankness and seductive verve” (Britannica)—with 41 etchings in double-suite by popular engraver and painter Adolphe Lalauze. “In the lively art of the raconteur, Madame de Staal is classic” (Sainte-Beuve). Text in French. Original paper wrappers and spines bound in. From the collection of Julia Parker Wightman, with her bookplates. A fine, uncut copy.

Emily Dickinson’s Letters 316. DICKINSON, Emily. Letters. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1894. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped light green cloth. $1500. First edition, first issue, of this collection of Emily Dickinson’s captivating letters, which reveal intimate details about her life and acquaintances, one of 1000 copies printed, edited by her friend Mabel Loomis Todd. An oustanding copy. “The noteworthy characteristic of the Dickinson letters, like that of the poems, is acute sensitivity... [They] both in style and rhythm begin to take on qualities that are so nearly the quality of her poems as on occasion to leave the reader in doubt where the letter leaves off and the poem begins” (Johnson, ix, xv). Without extremely rare dust jackets or publisher’s box. Small spot of soiling to rear board of Volume I.

317. DINESEN, Isak. Seven Gothic Tales. London, 1934. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket. $800.

“A Milestone In The History Of Color Photography” 318. EGGLESTON, William. William Eggleston’s Guide. New York, 1976. Small quarto, original black leatherette gilt. $1500. First edition of Eggleston’s first book and the Museum of Modern Art’s first publication of color photography, with 48 color images shot in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama from 1969-71. “One of the seminal photobooks… marking the beginning of another type of stream-of-consciousness photography [and] the birth of color photography, or more accurately, the moment when it was perceived as artistically respectable” (Parr & Badger, 265). “Eggleston’s pictures are at once modest and monumental, vulgar and refined, ordinary and strange, prosaic and poetic, commonplace and unforgettable” (Parr & Badger). Fine. 318


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“One Of The Best Investment Books Of All Time”

“I Have With Me Some Gold Worth About £100, And Nothing Else…”: The Money Game, 1929, With All Original Game Pieces And Cards

321. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) FISHER, Philip A. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. New York, 1958. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $2500.

319. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) ANGELL, Norman. The Money Game. Explaining Fundamental Finance. London and Toronto, 1928. Octavo, original blue cloth with original box containing game pieces attached to rear board as issued. $700. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this economics game designed by Nobel Prize-winner Norman Angell—a nitty-gritty course in cautious, high-stakes investment—based around the idea of surviving a shipwreck and attempting to become a captain of industry starting out with a mere £100, complete with book featuring rules and economics principles, all 140 original color money cards, 100 industry playing cards, 2 joker cards and 5 unused score sheets. Scarce complete. Angell designed The Money Game to unmask the economic warfare which has its roots in a misunderstanding of the nature of money; he invented the accompanying card game in order to make currency problems “visual.” The original game and its two supplementary games explained in the text concern a shipwrecked sailor attempting to acquire various industries. First published in London in 1928. Without scarce original dust jacket and slipcase. Fine.

Association Copy Of Friedman’s Theory Of The Consumption Function 320. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) FRIEDMAN, Milton. A Theory of the Consumption Function. Princeton, 1957. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition of Friedman’s groundbreaking econometrics work, believed his finest, this advance review copy with laid-in publisher’s notice and bookplate of noted historian Daniel Friedenberg. Friedman’s acclaimed work of economic theory “reinterpreted that Keynesian concept of the consumption function by relating it to lifetime instead of current income… one of the masterpieces of modern econometrics” (Blaug, 63). Friedman He “is one of the two or three most referenced and revered economics figures in the 20th century” (Pressman, 161). Advance review copy with laid-in publisher’s leaf, inkstamped date of “Jun 24 1957” and inkstamped price of “$4.75.” Fine.

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First edition of this bestselling investment guide by “one of the seminal figures of modern investment thinking” (Forbes). “One of the most influential investors of all times,” Fisher began his career as a securities analyst and later founded Fisher & Company, an investment counseling business (Phil Weiss). Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, his first book, was the first investment book to make the New York Times bestseller list and is rated “one of the best investment books of all time” (Glassman, National Review Online). Near-fine.

“One Of The Best Works Ever Published On The Subject” 322. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) HARRIS, Joseph. An Essay Upon Money and Coins. London, 1757-58. Two volumes bound as one. Octavo, contemporary full mottled calf rebacked. $3200. First edition of assay master of the mint Harris’ “careful and singularly advanced essay,” beautifully bound in contemporary calf-gilt. Minor expert restoration. An excellent copy. 320

“The Tragedy Of Investment Is That It Causes Crisis Because It Is Useful” 323. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KALECKI, Michal. Essays in the Theory of Economic Fluctuations. London, 1939. Octavo, original navy paper boards, dust jacket, glassine. $800.

First edition of this fascinating collection of essays by Kalecki, who “exceeded Keynes not only in economic substance but also in analytical rigor and in lucidity of exposition” (Niehans). In the early 30s, Kalecki was among “the first to condense business cycle theory to mathematical models” (Niehans, 314). Over time Kalecki developed a “macrodynamic theory” and the principle of a ten-year business cycle. Although each of these essays is intended to stand alone, the first five form together illuminate the sixth essay on the business cycle. Repaired front inner paper hinge, light edge-wear; dust jacket with minor soiling, toning; lightly worn glassine. Extremely good.

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First Edition Of Keynes’ A Treatise On Money 326. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) KEYNES, John Maynard. A Treatise on Money. London, 1930. Two volumes. Octavo, original blue cloth. $1600.

“Marx Was Above All A Revolutionary” 324. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MARX, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. Chicago, 1906-09. Three volumes. Thick octavo, original maroon publisher’s cloth; custom slipcase. $3200. First complete edition in English, considered the definitive English edition, including the first volume written by Marx and the second and third volumes written by Frederich Engels from Marx’s notes. “It is doubtful that any figure in history has inspired more violently contradictory opinions than Karl Marx… In his funeral eulogy for Marx, Engels concluded that ‘Marx was above all a revolutionary’” (Downs, 22). Upon publication of Marx’s masterpiece in Hamburg, 1867, the International Working Men’s Association officially named Das Kapital the “Bible of the working class” (PMM 359) Only the first volume of the work was completed and published in Marx’s lifetime, with the remainder constructed by Engels from Marx’s posthumous papers. Das Kapital’s English translations have a complex history. As Untermann, editor of this edition, notes, “This 1st American edition will be the first complete English edition of the entire Marxian theories of Capitalist Production. It will contain all three volumes of Capital in full.” Near fine.

“Capitalizing A Bear Market Consists In Starting Afresh, Avoiding The Errors Of The Past, And Arranging A Program Of Judicious Accumulation” 325. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) MUNN, Glenn G. Meeting the Bear Market. How to Prepare for the Coming Bull Market. New York and London, 1930. Octavo, original burgundy cloth. $650. First edition of this guide to exploiting a bear market. Written just after the Stock Market Crash by Paine Webber security analyst Glenn Munn, this book strives to show how to protect one’s assets and even make money in a bear market. Fine.

First edition of Keynes’ important work on monetary theory. “The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling the vagaries of the trade-cycle” (PMM 423). “In 1930 Keynes brought out his heavy, two-volume Treatise on Money… Keynes believed it would be his magnum opus.” Yet a group of fellow Cambridge economists noted that his Treatise “failed to provide a theory of the determination of output and employment as a whole—a particular pertinent question given the huge amount of unemployment” (History of Economic Thought). As a result of the controversy Keynes produced his greatest work, The General Theory, which sparked a revolution in economics. Without original dust jackets. About-fine.

“Wall Street Stories Is Now Out Of Print But Then So Are Most Of My Books…” 327. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) LEFÈVRE, Edwin. Wall Street Stories. New York, 1901. Octavo, original red cloth. WITH: Typed letter signed. Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 23, 1932. Single sheet (8-1/2 by 11 inches). $1500. First edition, third printing, a rare presentation copy, of this collection inspired by real events on Wall Street, with a tippedin typed letter addressed to one of Lefèvre’s old schoolmates recalling mutual friends, speaking of Lefèvre’s books, and inviting further correspondence, signed by Edwin Lefèvre. “Eight tales of the habits and customs of Wall Street. Some are thinlyveiled portraits of wellknown Wall Street characters such as James R. Keene and Daniel Drew” (Hess Collection). Tipped onto the front pastedown of this copy of Wall Street Stories is a typed letter signed by Lefèvre. Lefèvre writes at 327 length of mutual acquaintances and his letter reads in part: “Dear Felix: Yes, I remember you very well… ‘Wall Street Stories’ now out of print but then so are most of my books. You will have to get a second hand dealer to advertise for them… Thanks for your letter. It meant a heap to me… Yours sincerely, [signed] Edwin Lefèvre.” Published the same year as the first edition. Book very good, with rear inner paper hinge expertly repaired, light wear to spine ends. Letter fine.


“The Stock-Market Is Not A Monte Carlo”

First edition of the concise, non-technical primer on how not to trade in the stock market, with dozens of additional tips for how to invest correctly, in scarce original dust jacket. Instead of encouraging the amateur trader to quickly begin rebuilding wealth, this book urges caution and points out the many risks a new stock trader faces. Book about-fine, dust jacket extremely good, with a bit of foxing and soiling, mild toning, and light wear to extremities.

“The Most Dependable Indicator Of Price And Business Yet Devised” 329. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) RHEA, Robert. The Dow Theory. An Explanation of its Development and an Attempt to Define its Useful-ness as an Aid in Speculation. New York, 1932. Octavo, original navy cloth. $1200. First edition of this investing textbook, “the cornerstone of any serious study of Dow Theory.” “Rhea is properly credited as the man who traced Dow Theory implications better than any other.” This work “has become the cornerstone of any serious study of Dow Theory. Rhea’s seamless weaving of Hamilton and Dow’s words into a thorough explanation of the theory’s implications” (Dow Theory Project). A handsome copy.

“Rhea Gave Dow Theory The Respect It Needed To Prosper” 330. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) RHEA, Robert. Dow’s Theory Applied to Business and Banking. New York, 1938. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $1250. First edition of this seminal work that give “a thorough explanation of the theory’s implications.” “Rhea is properly credited as the man who traced Dow Theory implications better than any other… Rhea gave Dow Theory the respect it needed to prosper… Rhea’s seamless weaving of Hamilton and Dow’s words into a thorough explanation of the theory’s implications” offers an excellent view of Dow Theory (Dow Theory Project). Book fine, scarce extremely good dust jacket.

331. CLARK, Samuel. The Laws of Chance: Or, A Mathematical Investigation of the Probabilities Arising from Any Proposed Circumstance of Play. London, 1758. Small octavo, contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down. $4500. First edition of Clark’s early accurate and accessible survey of probability applied to games of chance, handsome in contemporary calf. A respected teacher of mathematics, Clark took the theories of probability beyond those proposed by Abraham Demoivre in his Doctrine of Chances (1718) by introducing “some other essential parts, such as the summation of series [and] finding fluents.” “Abstruse problems are omitted, and many examples and illustrations are given in order to render the subject accessible to persons not very far advanced in mathematics” (Todhunter 596). Lowndes, 470. Allibone, 387. Contemporary owner inscriptions, ink markings. Light age-wear to handsome contemporary binding. An excellent copy. Scarce.

“Hard Work, Unusually Strict Discipline, And A Long-Term Investment Horizon” 332. KLARMAN, Seth A. Margin of Safety. Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor. New York, 1991. Octavo, original half navy cloth, original dust jacket. $2800. First edition of this guide to avoiding the pitfalls of fad investing and becoming a value investor, a method widely regarded as one of the least risky and most successful. This work both identifies the pitfalls of traditional trend investing and offers a new path—value investing. Value investing is a strategy of investing in securities that are trading at a marked discount from their underlying value, almost guaranteeing a profit. While it requires more work and research than other forms of investment, Klarman’s preferred investment method is also lower risk and potentially more profitable. Klarman is the founder and president of the Baupost Group, and is probably best known for holding extremely large amounts of cash in his investment portfolios. This book has become extremely sought-after by investment professionals since going out of print. Owner name crossed out in pen. Fine condition. Rare. 330

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328. (ECONOMICS & FINANCE) WILLIAMS, Frank J. If You Must Speculate Learn the Rules. New York, 1930. Octavo, original pictorial gray paper boards, dust jacket.$850.

“Suppose A Person Holds A Certain Sum Of Money In Each Hand, And I Am To Choose Which Hand I Will…”


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29th, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay at last stood at the summit; it was a culminating moment in mountaineering history, and one of the great achievements of human stamina and will. Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine.

Americans On Everest, Signed By Members Of The Team 336. (EVEREST) ULLMAN, James Ramsay. Americans on Everest. Philadelphia, 1964. Thick octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $650.

Inscribed By Duke Ellington 333. ELLINGTON, Duke. Inscribed photograph. New York, circa 1955. Vintage browntone photographic print (10 by 12 inches), framed $2200. Formal publicity photograph of Duke Ellington, boldly inscribed, “To Charlie Price Jr, My Very Best Wishes, Duke Ellington.” This wonderful promotional photograph is a three-quarter head-shot of Ellington in white tie and tails, showing his charismatic smile. Fine.

Signed By Sir Edmund Hillary 334. (EVEREST) HILLARY, Edmund. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1953. One sheet, measures 8 inches by 10 inches, handsomely matted and framed. $985. Photograph of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbing Mount Everest, boldly signed by Hillary. Black-and-white photograph of Hillary and Norgay in climbing gear, carrying backpacks and struggling on the side of snow-covered Mount Everest. In the upper left corner is an inset of Hillary, smiling at the camera, with his snow goggles on top of his head. Fine.

Signed By Sir John Hunt 335. (EVEREST) HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest. London, 1953. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1100. First edition, boldly signed by author and expedition leader Sir John Hunt, with eight color photographic plates, 48 halftone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after penand-ink sketches. The 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest was the eighth in 30 years to attempt Everest. On May

First edition of the account of the first American expedition to reach the peak of Everest, signed by three members of the American team: Barry Corbet, James Whittaker, and Tom Hornbein. With numerous color and black-and-white photographic plates. The expedition’s official historian provides the tale of the team’s stunning achievements: they not only gained the summit, but also became the first to do so via the challenging West Ridge. Book fine; bright priceclipped dust jacket near-fine.

“There Is No Age To Greatness… Most People Are Not Finished Men, But Sketches Merely” 337. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. The Complete Works. Boston and New York, 1904. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco. $2300. “Centenary” edition of the writings of the leader of the New England Transcendentalist movement, handsomely bound by Blackwell. Includes all of Emerson’s poems, lectures, biographical sketches, letters, and his famous essays, several of which are here printed for the first time. Their “ethical inspiration and stimulation, their occasional startling phrase, their individualistic idealism, which stirred renascent Yankee New England to its depths, speaks with the same simple power and force in the midst of modern complexities” (Grolier, American 100 47). Fine. 337


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338. FLEMING, Ian. Goldfinger. London, 1959. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $3200. First edition of the seventh James Bond thriller, in which Fleming’s super-spy thwarts Auric Goldfinger’s plot to plunder Fort Knox. Book fine, dust jacket nearly fine. 339. FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice. London, 1964. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $1200. First edition, first state, of the 12th James Bond novel—the last published in Fleming’s lifetime—set in Japan and featuring the further plots of veteran Bond villian Ernst Blofeld. Near-fine. 340. FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. London, 1961. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket.  $1500. First edition of Fleming’s ninth Bond novel, featuring the first appearance of the super-spy’s memorable nemesis, the villainous mastermind behind SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld, whose theft of two nuclear warheads threatens the world. Near-fine. 341. FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun. London, 1965. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $850.

344 First edition of Fleming’s final Bond novel, published the year after Fleming’s death, in which 007 is sent to Fleming’s beloved Jamaica to neutralize the assassin known as “the man with the golden gun.” Second-issue binding, without gilt-embossed gun on front cover; the first-issue binding is extremely rare. Fine.

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342. FLEMING, Ian. Dr. No. London, 1958. Octavo, original brown-stamped paper boards, dust jacket. $4000. First edition of the sixth Bond thriller, introducing Dr. No, perhaps the most famous of the Bond villains and the first to appear on film, this copy with the desirable silhouette of a dancing girl brown-stamped on the front cover. Fine. 343. FLEMING, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me. London, 1962. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $2200. First edition of Fleming’s tenth Bond thriller—the author’s unusual examination of his super-spy “from the other end of the gun barrel.” About-fine. 344. FLEMING, Ian. Diamonds Are Forever. London, 1956. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket, custom clamshell box. $6500. Scarce first edition of Fleming’s fourth James Bond thriller, a fast-paced, globe-spanning race through the deadly world of diamond smuggling. Fine. 345. FLEMING, Ian. Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London, 1966. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $450. First edition of the James Bond short stories “Octopussy” (in which a Fabergé egg holds the key to a nuclear attack on an American Air Force base) and “The Living Daylights” (in which 007 must organize the defection of a Soviet general). Consists of two stories planned by Fleming for a nevercompleted collection and published posthumously. Fine.

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“The First Book In English That Deals Exclusively With Modern Wines”

National Book Award, and the French Légion d’Honneur, she was the first woman ever inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Fame. Preceded by a signed limited edition of 1500 copies. Fine.

“Prawn Rolls, Sharks’ Fin Soup, Fried Duck”

346. (FOOD & WINE) REDDING, Cyrus. A History and Description of Modern Wines. London, 1836. Octavo, original green cloth. $850.

349. (FOOD & WINE) CHENG, S.K., editor. Shanghai Restaurant Chinese Cookery Book. London, 1936. Octavo, original red cloth. $1250.

Expanded and revised second edition of “the first book in English that deals exclusively with modern wines.” “As a reference for information about wines of the late 18th and early 19th centuries that are still produced today, there is nothing better in the English language. Scarce” (Gabler, 221). A few spots of foxing and soiling to text, soiling and light wear to cloth, toning to spine. An extremely good copy.

First edition of this cookbook based on recipes from London’s Shanghai Restaurant, adapted for the home kitchen. Inspired by requests from patrons for recipes that they could prepare at home, the owners of the Shanghai Restaurant in London produced this cookbook, with recipes adapted from authentic Chinese recipes in order to make them accessible to the home cook. About-fine.

“Bon Appétit!”: First Edition Of Julia Child’s French Chef Cookbook 347. CHILD, Julia. The French Chef Cookbook. New York, 1968. Octavo, original red pictorial paper boards, original photographic dust jacket. $400. First edition of Child’s groundbreaking cookbook with all the recipes of 119 programs from her first public television series that “changed forever the way Americans cook” (New York Times), in scarce original dust jacket. The 1963 premiere of Julia Child’s first public television series The French Chef “made Julia a household name and changed 347 forever the way Americans cook… That learning to cook could lead an American woman to success of any kind would have seemed utterly implausible in 1949; that it is so thoroughly plausible 60 years later owes everything to Julia Child’s legacy” (New York Times). With 16 pages of blackand-white illustrations from photographs by Paul Child. Faint traces of pencil marginalia. Book generally quite fresh, lightest edge-wear to bright boards; small bit of tape repair to verso of scarce unrestored dust jacket. A near-fine copy.

Inscribed By Julia Child 348. (FOOD & WINE) CHILD, Julia. From Julia Child’s Kitchen. New York, 1975. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, dust jacket. $600. First trade edition, inscribed by Julia Child, “To Liz, Julia Child,” and by her husband, “Paul Child, 25 Nov. 1975.” Child revolutionized American cooking with her irrepressible humor, genial expertise, and her signature phrase, “Bon Appétit!” Winner of three Emmys, the Peabody Award, the

“Put Me Frontin’ A Cookin’ Stove, An’ I Don’t Needs No Prescription”: 300 Creole Recipes, 1929 350. SCOTT, Natalie Vivian. Mirations and Miracles of Mandy. New Orleans, 1929. Tall octavo, original illustrated stiff tan paper covers. $600. First edition of this superb collection of 300 “favorite Louisiana recipes” inspired by New Orleans African-American household cooks and housekeepers. “This is surely one of the most delightful of all Louisiana cookbooks. Featured are more than 300 authentic recipes straight from the kitchens of Creole Louisiana” (Pelican). Bitting, 424. A fine copy, with only light toning to original paper covers.

“Spaghetti With Tunny-Fish,” “Ravioli With Brains”: The First Italian Cookbook To Be Published In America 351. ISOLA, Antonia [MCGINNIS, Mabel Earl]. Simple Italian Cookery. New York and London, 1912. Small octavo, original tan cloth.  $275. First edition of the first American cookbook of the Italian cuisine, containing 130 recipes, including soups, pastas, sauces, salads and deserts. “Simple Italian Cookery is certain to please anyone who likes cookbooks” (Kyle Phillips). A contemporary reviewer writes, “the Italians are excellent cooks and the American housekeeper will find many interesting suggestions for preparing all sorts of soups, meats, vegetables and sweets.” (New York Times). Cagle & Stafford 499. Bitting, 242. Text fine, only a few faint spots to original cloth. An about-fine copy.


First American Edition Of The Savoy Cocktail Book

First American edition of this quintessential book of cocktails, with lively and colorful Art Deco illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold and lovely Art Deco binding. A witty, informative and eminently useful book on how to make and mix drinks. Preceded the same year by a signed limited edition and the London edition. Without Bacardi Cocktail addendum slip. Near-fine.

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“All The Newest Methods And Recipes That Are In Vogue” 353. (FOOD & WINE) FAIRCLOUGH, M.A. The Ideal Cookery Book. London, 1935. Quarto, original burgundy cloth $750. Later edition, with 48 color plates and over 200 in-text illustrations. “A comprehensive work” (Bitting, 151), this cookbook covers all aspects of cooking and baking from the basics of stock preparation to the most elaborate dessert recipes. Included are a number of specialty chapters featuring recipes for Indian curries, vegetarian entrees, dishes for invalids, and more. Text generally clean, a bit of wear to cloth. An extremely good copy.

Two Inscribed By M.F.K Fisher To Cookbook Collectors Lucille And Walter Fillin 354. (FOOD & WINE) FISHER, M.F.K. The Art of Eating. Cleveland and New York, 1954. Thick octavo, original half tan cloth, dust jacket. $1250. First collected edition of M.F.K. Fisher’s gastronomical works, including How to Cook a Wolf and An Alphabet for Gourmets, warmly inscribed to the Fillins, well-known cookbook collectors and good friends of M.F.K. Fisher: “For Lucille and Wilter Fillin from MFK Fisher (and Mary Francis with love). Glen Ellen 1981.” “In these strange volumes, sometimes funny, sometimes sorrowful, always full of the rich juices of keenly felt life, the kitchen, the dining room, the restaurant, the café, the transatlantic steamer, and the bedroom mingle in a flavorous hochepot of memories” (Clifton Fadiman, Introduction). Near-fine. 355. (FOOD & WINE) FISHER, M.F.K. The Physiology of Taste. New York, 1949. Tall quarto, original half tan pigskin, slipcase. $1600.

Salvador Dalí’s Cookbook 356. (FOOD & WINE) DALÍ, Salvador. Les Dîners de Gala. New York, 1973. Thick folio, original pictorial cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala. Dalí’s careful selection of menus and recipes, “with its precepts and its illustrations, is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of Taste. Don’t look for dietetic formulas here. We intend to ignore those charts and tables in which chemistry takes the place of gastronomy.” With color plates and in-text photographs and illustrations on nearly every one of the 322 pages. Preceded in 1971 by a portfolio of 12 colored lithographs under the same title, each reproduced in this enlarged edition. Fine. 356

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352. (FOOD & WINE) CRADDOCK, Harry. The Savoy Cocktail Book. New York, 1930. Octavo, original half black cloth, Art Deco pictorial paper boards. $850.

First edition of Brillat-Savarin’s classic, The Physiology of Taste (La Physiologie du Gout), number 922 of 1500 copies newly translated and with copious annotations by acclaimed food-writer M.F.K. Fisher, wonderfully color-illustrated by Sylvain Sauvage, beautifully printed, and handsomely bound in deluxe publisher’s half English pigskin, inscribed to a pair of famous cookbook collectors: “For Lucille and Walter Fillin from MFK Fisher with the tacit approval of two good friends by J.A. Brillat-Savarin. Glen Ellen 1979.” “One of the most celebrated works on food… There are many anecdotes and observations covering all aspects of the pleasures of the table. [Brillat-Savarin] was quite possibly the greatest food critic ever” (Food Reference). Includes histories of cooking, gourmands, coffee and chocolate, international specialties, a study of obesity, and more. The translator and annotator, M.F.K. Fisher, was one of America’s finest writers on culinary matters. Fine.


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359. (FOOD & WINE) WAUGH, Harry. The Treasures of Bordeaux. Washington, DC, 1977. Octavo, spiral-bound as issued, original red stiff paper boards. $750.

29 Wine Catalogues From Maison Nicolas 357. (FOOD & WINE) MAISON NICOLAS. Liste des Grands Vins Fins. Paris, 1931-1973, 1992. WITH: DERAIN, André. Le Génie du Vin. Paris, 1972. Altogether, thirty volumes. Quarto (varying sizes), flexible paper covers, three custom clamshell boxes. $5500. First editions of these wonderfully illustrated annual wine lists from Maison Nicolas, with cover designs and illustrations by such leading French painters as Marchand, Latour, and Buffet, together with Derain’s illustrated publication commemorating the sesquicentennial of Maison Nicolas—one of only 300 copies. From 1928 to 1973, Nicolas has recognized the synergy between wine and art by commissioning such great painters as Derain, Van Dongen and Buffet to illustrate its catalogues of fine vintages. This collection of 29 Maison Nicolas wine catalogues represents a contemporary French popular taste in art. With the limited edition of Derain’s 13 gouache illustrations for Thierry Maulnier’s poems in commemoration of Maison Nicolas’ sesquicentennial. Fine.

Limited first and only edition, one of 1000 copies printed, with 60 wine labels and over 40 postcards tipped in. This copy signed by Waugh. Gathers together information about virtually all of the wines listed in the Official 1855 classification of the Great Red Wines (Grand Cru) of Bordeaux, with notes about each, including how the wines compare to others in the same class, as well as providing a wine label and and postcard for almost all chateaux, 60 in all. As purchasers were asked to affix postcards and wine labels themselves, many copies lack numerous illustrations. This copy, without only one postcard, is scarce and desirable. Fine.

Vizetelly’s History Of Champagne, 1882 360. (FOOD & WINE) VIZETELLY, Henry. A History of Champagne with Notes on the Other Sparkling Wines of France. London, 1882. Quarto, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $2500. First edition, illustrated with lithographic frontispiece, five engraved plates, folding lithographic map of vineyards and hundreds of in-text engravings. English journalist Vizetelly’s extensive knowledge of wine earned him the role of wine juror at the Vienna and Paris wine exhibitions in 1873 and 1878. A History of Champagne is “a remarkable work that traces the history of Champagne and its wine over 1800 years… This is Vizetelly’s best-known work” (Gabler G40330). Near-fine. 360

Secrets Of French Cooking, 1890 358. (FOOD & WINE) GARLIN, Gustave. Le Petit Cuisinier Moderne, ou, Les Secrets de l’Art Culinaire… suivi d’un Dictionnaire de Cuisine et de la Table des Planches. Paris, 1890. Thick octavo, original red cloth. $850. 1890 edition of this “handsome and complete culinary treatise,” with hundreds of recipes and 174 in-text woodengravings of finished dishes. This “handsome and complete culinary treatise contains copies of menus served to notables, with arrangement and decorations of the table” (Bitting). This condensed 1890 one-volume edition contains 2,000 headings and 333 personal remarks. Text in French. Near-fine.

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361. FLINT, W. Russell. The Song of Songs which is Solomon’s. London, 1909. Slim quarto, original full vellum gilt. $950. Limited first Flint edition of the song of Solomon, one of 500 copies on hand-made Riccardi paper, set in Riccardi type and illustrated with ten striking color lithographs by W. Russell Flint. Elegantly bound by Henry Young & Sons of Liverpool. The Song of Songs— also known as the Song of Solomon—is one of The Five Scrolls from the Old Testament and is composed of a cycle of poems concerning romantic love. This edition, illustrated by W. Russell Flint, uses the text of the King James Version. Fine.

1792 Venetian Haggadah 362. HAGGADAH. Seder Hagadah Shel Pesah. Venice, 1792. Octavo, 19th-century marbled paper boards; ff. 51 (of 52), custom clamshell box. $2200. Scarce Ladino issue of this 18th-century Venetian edition printed by the famous Stamperia Bragadina in Venice. The Bragadini family began printing Hebraica in Venice in the first half of the 16th century and soon came to dominate the field. “Even in the beginning of the 18th century, Hebrew books could be printed at Venice only under the name and authority of the Venetian nobleman Bragadini (‘Stamperia Bragadini’)” (Jewish Encyclopedia). Text in Hebrew, with Ladino translation. Without final leaf. Title page mounted, lightly soiled, interior generally clean. Spine somewhat worn. A very good copy.

1867 Illustrated Livorno Haggadah 363. HAGGADAH. Seder Haggadah Shel Pesah. Livorno, 1867. Quarto, modern full brown calf; ff. 40. $2200. Lovely illustrated Livorno Haggadah, with 31 half-page woodcuts, 22 historiated initials, and sequences of woodcuts illustrating Passover preparations, the 13 stages of the Seder, and the ten plagues. “Great international centers of Hebrew printing always produced a surplus of Haggadahs for export… A prime example is Leghorn [Livorno], Italy, which in the 19th century became the printer for Jewries across the whole of North Africa” (Yerushalmi, 55). Fine.

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On The Use Of Penicillin: “The Only Book Fleming Prepared Regarding His Discovery” 364. FLEMING, Alexander, editor. Penicillin: Its Practical Application. London, 1946. Octavo, original bluegreen cloth. $700.

First containing Fleming's account of the history and development of penicillin, combined with the clinical work of other researchers, intended as a “book for the guidance of the practitioner in its use.” In 1928, Fleming observed that the mold penicillium possessed unsurpassed antibiotic powers, and pioneered its medicinal use. This compilation of illustrated scientific papers on the clinical use of penicillin met the early demand among practitioners for guidelines, particularly on dosages and methods of administration. Light foxing to cloth, toning to spine. An exceptionally good copy.

A Masterpiece… An Epic Poem In Prose”: Early Edition Of Les Misérables 365. HUGO, Victor. Les Misérables. Paris, 1862. Ten volumes in five. Octavo, contemporary half red morocco gilt.  $2200. First French edition, early printings, of Hugo’s greatest work, in handsome contemporary binding. Hugo’s “great novel has been hailed as a masterpiece of popular literature, an epic poem in prose about God, humanity, and Hugo… Hugo hoped that Les Misérables would be one of if not the ‘principal summits’ of his body of works. Despite its length, complexity, and occasionally unbelievable plot and characterization, it remains a masterpiece of popular literature. It anticipates Balzac in its realism, but in its flights of imagination and lyricism, its theme of redemption, and its melding of myth and history, it is uniquely Hugo” (Dolbow, 149, 214). “It had taken Hugo 17 years to produce what would become his magnum opus and one of the most influential novels ever written. By now, he was well aware of his worth and when his [French] publisher Hetzel was unable to meet his demand of 300,000 francs, Hugo turned to the Belgian publishing house Lacroix and Verboeckhoven… It was an instant success and sales clearly showed that Hugo had managed to do something that no one had done before; he had reached the masses with a work of serious fiction. Everybody, all over the world, was reading the story of Jean Valjean, Fantine, Javert and Cosette. In Paris, the different parts sold out within hours” (Michaux). Text in French. Volumes I and II are sixth printings; III,IV, V, and VI are fourth printings; and VII, VIII, IX and X are fifth printings, all published the same year as the first editions. See Mahaffey, 166. Light edgewear. A near-fine set.

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“Man Is Not Made For Defeat”

366. HECKEWELDER, John Gottlieb. A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians, from Its Commencement in the Year 1740, to the Close of the Year 1808. Philadelphia, 1820. Octavo, original brown paper over pale green boards, custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $1000.

369. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York, 1952. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3500.

First edition of “the standard authority” on Indian life and colonial Indian affairs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, including a terrifying account of “the most horrible crime perpetrated by a civilized people.” In this fascinating memoir, missionary John Heckewelder vividly records his capture by Ohio Indians and also describes several massacres of Christianized Indians by angry whites, including a 1763 attack on peaceable Indians in Canestoga and a 1782 massacre in Ohio. His Narrative is the “standard authority” on the period (Howes H392), offering “a valuable history, fortified by impregnable facts” (Sabin 31205). Near-fine.

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Inscribed In The Year Of Publication By James Herlihy 367. HERLIHY, James Leo. Midnight Cowboy. New York, 1965. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1700. First edition of Herlihy’s much anticipated second novel, a presentation/association copy inscribed by him in the year of publication to one of New York’s most powerful critics: “For Richard Watts, Jr. With all my respect and gratitude. Sincere good wishe [sic], Jim Herlihy July 21, 1965.” Adapted to the screen in 1969, the film version of Midnight Cowboy won three Oscars, including Best Picture. Recipient Richard Watts, Jr. had a long tenure at the New York Post. Near-fine.

Inscribed By S.E. Hinton In The Year Of Publication 368. HINTON, S.E. The Outsiders. New York, 1967. Octavo, original black cloth, dust jacket. $3800. First edition of Hinton’s first novel, a scarce presentation copy warmly inscribed by her in the year of publication: “To Mae Cosgrove—I hope you enjoy my book! Best wishes, Susie Hinton, 1967.” Written when she was only 17, Susan Eloise Hinton’s first book was the basis of the acclaimed Francis Ford Coppola film starring Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe and Diane Lane. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine. Scarce inscribed.

First edition of Hemingway’s masterful tale of “a fishing adventure… as close to tragedy as fishing may be” (New York Times). Firstedition dust jacket. Near-fine.

370. HOCKNEY, David and SPENDER, Stephen. China Diary. London, 1982. Quarto, original red cloth, dust jacket, original five-color folding lithograph in printed paper portfolio, card box.$3500. Signed limited first edition of David Hockney’s and Stephen Spender’s richly illustrated diary of their travels through China, one of only 1000 copies signed by both Hockney and Spender and with an original five-color folding lithograph entitled “Red Square and the Forbidden City,” one of only 100 Artist’s Proofs of the lithograph, from a total edition of 1100. Spender and Hockney made their tour of China from MayJune, 1981; their diary is richly illustrated with watercolors and photographs. Fine.

One Of The Most Important And Best-Illustrated Surveys Of The West 371. IVES, Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858. Washington, 1861. Quarto, period-style three quarter calf gilt. $3200. First edition, Senate issue, of this important survey of the Colorado River area, with two large folding 368 maps, eight large folding panoramic views, seven full-page chromolithographic portraits of Native Americans, 16 full-page engravings and lithographs of views (one in color, five tinted), three paleontology plates and numerous in-text wood-engravings. “The comprehensive observations of Ives and the scientists accompanying his expedition were a distinct contribution to the knowledge of a little-known and superficially explored region” (DAB). Without the two geology maps (being duplicates of the two folding maps, with added geological information), as often. Expert paper repairs to stub of one map and corner of one plate. A beautiful copy.


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Pair Of Lovely Illuminated 18th-Century Koran Leaves 372. ILLUMINATED LEAF. Manuscript Koran leaves. Kashmir, Northern India, circa 1840. Pair of leaves (bifold), each measuring 4 by 7 inches, written and illuminated in gold, red, black, red, blue, and purple inks; handsomely matted in blue cloth with gold fillets and window-framed, entire piece measures 16 by 13-1/2 inches. $1250. Lovely 18th-century illuminated bifold leaves from a Koran, each with 11 lines of text written in a clear naskh script in black ink with red vocalizations and gold roundels, each featuring a beautiful sura heading written in blue naskhi on gold with floral embellishments at the edges, with borders ruled in blue and gold and with gold and red floral motifs in the margins. These striking leaves are from a Kashmirian Koran scribed around the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne. The leaves have been preserved by the high level of burnishing used on the paper and the strong hand used the script. The layout incorporates the typical devices of the era and the gold floral devices in the corners are particularly well executed. The floral embellishments surrounding the sura headings are notable for their intricacy. The versos of the leaves are similar, without sura headings. Near-fine.

18th-Century Illuminated Leaf From The Poems Of Jami, Beautifully Framed 373. (ILLUMINATED LEAF) JAMI, Moulana Nuruddin Abdorrahman. Manuscript leaf of poetry. North India, circa 1750. 12mo, single sheet of handmade paper (5 by 8-1/2 inches), written on both recto and verso, and illuminated in black, gold, red, green and blue inks; frame measures 12-1/2 by 15 inches. $1100.

374. ILLUMINATED LEAF. Manuscript Koran Leaf. Bihar, India, circa 1470. 12mo, single sheet of handmade paper (4-1/2 by 6 inches), written on both recto and verso, and illuminated in black, gold, red, green and blue inks; frame measures 13 by 16 inches. $1500. Lovely leaf from an Indian Koran, scribed in the late 15th century in 15 lines of elegant bihari script, handsomely framed in silk matting, gold filet and gilt moulding. This particular leaf is a superb example from its period, likely to have been owned by an important lay person or an Imam. Scribed in 15 lines of elegant bihari script, with gold roundels to mark verse endings, the name “Allah” scribed in gilt throughout, inner and outer borders ruled in red and blue, and with superb illuminated medallions in the margins, recto and verso. Near-fine condition. 374

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Lovely leaf from a mid-18th-century illuminated manuscript of the works of famous 15th-century Persian poet Jami, scribed in 12 lines of delicate, fluid Nasta‘līq script in two columns, beautifully illuminated and handsomely framed in suede mattes, gold filet and gilt frames. Fifteenth-century poet Jami was the last great poet in classical Persian. Scribed in two columns of 12 lines in delicate Nasta‘līq script—among the most fluid calligraphic styles for the Arabic alphabet—this beautiful leaf of Jami’s poetry is sprinkled with gold and illuminated with inter columnar rules decorated with gilt leaf-and-tendril motifs, floral spray corner pieces, elegant rectangular centerpiece and ornate outer border. Fine.


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accompanying books. At the subsequent trial the magistrate proclaimed, “‘I would destroy these pictures, as I would destroy wild beasts.’” Uncertain what would happen, Lawrence ultimately expressed “his outrage in three poems—‘13,000 People,’ ‘Innocent England’ and ‘Give Me a Sponge’—which were published in his satiric Nettles.” Critic Sir Kenneth Clark would praise Lawrence’s ‘Introduction’ to this volume as “the best criticism ever written on Cezanne” (Meyers, 368-72). One of only 500 copies printed on Arches mouldmade paper, together with an additional 10 copies on vellum. Without scarce slipcase. About-fine.

The Poems Of Keats And Shelley, Beautifully Bound By Riviere & Son Cujo, Inscribed By Stephen King In The Year Of Publication 375. KING, Stephen. Cujo. New York, 1981. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $2300. First trade edition of “perhaps the cruelest [and] most disturbing” novel, inscribed by King: “For J.J. Flint, with all best wishes—and may your line last as long as the geosyncline itself—Be well, Stephen King, 11/30/81.” Also published in a signed limited edition of 776 copies. Very nearly fine.

“The Combination Of Blasphemy And Indecency Was Too Provocative”

377. KEATS, John, and SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of John Keats. WITH: Poems of Shelley. London, 1924, 1926. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full brown paneled speckled calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, housed in a custom marbled slipcase.  $800. Early 20th-century editions of these famous English Romantic poets, beautifully bound in paneled calf by Riviere & Son. The Keats is annotated by Francis T. Palgrave; the Shelley was selected and arranged by Stopford A. Brooke. Each volume with a preface, notes, and index to first lines. Books fine; light wear to extremities of slipcase. Fine condition.

“To Trade In Perfume Is To Belong To Romance”

376. LAWRENCE, D.H. The Paintings of D.H. Lawence. London, 1929. Folio, original three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt. $2000.

378. LE GALLIENNE, Richard. The Romance of Perfume. New York and Paris, 1928. Octavo, original illustrated white paper boards. $1500.

Limited first edition, one of only 500 copies privately printed for subscribers, with 26 large color plates of paintings and watercolors by D.H. Lawrence, published one year before his death and issued coincident with the scandalous 1929 London exhibit that was closed in a police raid that seized most of the paintings and books. Between 1926 and 1928 D.H. Lawrence produced a series of paintings and watercolors to be exhibited at London’s Warren Gallery in June 1929, while he was living in Italy. Given their frank eroticism, the paintings had been smuggled into England by Enid Hilton, “rolled up and secreted in a suitcase… To coincide with the exhibition, The Paintings of D. H. Lawrence was privately printed for subscribers only by the Mandrake Press.” On July 5th, the gallery was raided by police. A warrant was issued to seize the paintings and the

First edition of this beautiful color-illustrated volume on perfume, with a laid-in pamphlet advertising Richard Hudnut’s Paris perfumery. This lovely book, doubtless published to commemorate the opening of Richard Hudnut’s perfumery in Paris, contains a special pamphlet advertising Hudnut’s shop. Book and pamphlet contain color plates of glowing Art Deco drawings by George Barbier. Beautiful.

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Man Ray Exhibition Catalogue, Signed By Him 379. MAN RAY. Man Ray. Paris, 1972. Slim quarto, original illustrated stiff paper covers. $1200. Original exhibition catalogue representing a full range of Man Ray’s work, with 83 pages of reproductions (13 in color), signed by him. Originating in Rotterdam in 1971, this comprehensive


“God Himself Could Not Sink This Ship” 383. LORD, Walter. A Night to Remember. New York, 1955. Octavo, original yellow and blue cloth, dust jacket. $600. First edition of Lord’s dramatic and best-selling account of the sinking of the Titanic, illustrated with 16 plates of black-and-white photographs. “The wildly successful A Night to Remember made Lord’s reputation as a writer... A successful television adaptation appeared in 1956 narrated by Claude Rains and in 1958 the book was the basis for a popular British-made film” (New York Times). Dust jacket extremely good with tiny chip to spine head and light edge-wear, small split to fold of front panel and flap, book fine.

With 48 Spectacular Hand-Colored Plates 380. LOUDON, Jane Wells. Ladies’ Flower‑Garden of Ornamental Annuals. London, 1840. Tall quarto, early 20thcentury three-quarter green calf gilt rebacked with the original spine laid down. $4800. First edition of Loudon’s “much prized” first flower book, with 48 superb fullpage hand-colored lithographs by Day and Haghe, one of the most prominent lithographic firms of mid-19th-century England and lithographers to the Queen. Jane Wells Loudon was one of the major designers of garden landscapes in the 19th century and prominent compiler of popular flower books. Her artistic groupings of like flowers, considered unusual for the times, were immediately accepted among gardeners throughout England. This work was “much prized for [its] attractive illustrations” (Magnificent Botanical Books, 237). About-fine.

With 60 Hand-Colored Plates 381. LOUDON, Jane Wells. British Wild Flowers. London, 1849. Thick quarto, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt. $3800. Second edition of this “much prized” flower book, with 60 superb full-page hand-colored lithographs by Day and Haghe, one of the most prominent lithographic firms of mid-19thcentury England and lithographers to the Queen. This work was first published in 1846. The stones for this edition were redrawn over the originals and some new details incorporated. About-fine.

Signed By Harper Lee 382. LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York, 1999. Octavo, original gray paper boards, dust jacket. $1600. Fortieth Anniversary edition, signed by Harper Lee. Fine. 382

“In Our Family, There Was No Clear Line Between Religion And Fly Fishing” 384. MACLEAN, Norman. A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories. Chicago and London, 1976. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $3000. 380

First edition of the author’s first book, one of only 1577 copies printed. In addition to the title story, this collection includes “Logging and Pimping and ‘Your Pal, Jim’” and “USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and A Hole in the Sky.” In unclipped first-issue dust jacket. Near-fine.

Exploration Of The Red River, 1854, With Atlas Volume 385. MARCY, Randolph. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852… Assisted by George B. McClellan. Washington, 1854. Two volumes. Octavo, original brown cloth. $2800. First edition, scarce second state of the pioneering Senate issue, documenting the bold expedition of Randolph Marcy—“the first to trace the Red River to its source”—with 65 lithographs (one folding) showing geological sections, botanical and zoological specimens. With the rarely found Atlas volume, with two large folding maps of the country between the Arkansas and New Mexico frontiers, and territories along the upper Red River (27-1/2 by 60 inches & 16-1/2 by 34 inches). “This is one of the most interesting accounts of an original exploration of unknown parts of Texas… No American explorer was known to have hitherto explored the headwaters of the Red River, and all known maps were inaccurate.

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exhibition of Man Ray’s work traveled to the Musée National d’Art Moderne the following year. The catalogue contains 83 pages of reproductions and detailed descriptions of all 282 works on display. Text in French. Fine.


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Between May and July 1852 they explored about 1,000 miles… Marcy found both branches of the Red River and the source of each” (Jenkins, 135). This record of the expedition remains “one of the most valuable and interesting descriptions of our western frontier to be found in government annals” (Grant Foreman). Second state, preceded by the first Senate issue of 1853; issued prior to the House of Representatives edition. As issued without the unpublished Geology Plate II and Botany Plate XVIII. Near-fine.

“Be Faithful To A Well-Chosen Perfume”

First Baskerville Press edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost—“an artist’s service to his God”—and other works, handsomely bound. This first Baskerville Press edition of Milton (1759 and 1760 editions followed) occupies a considerably important place in the history of printing, for it carries Baskerville’s three-page preface to Paradise Lost in which he states his aims and ideals as a fine printer—his only such published statement: “It is not my desire to print many books; but such only as are books of Consequence… which the public may be pleased to see in an elegant dress…” About-fine.

“Mendelssohn’s Most Popular Work,” With The First Printing Of The Full Score Of The “Wedding March”

386. (MATISSE, Henri) VALÉRY, Paul, COLETTE, et al. Parfums. Sainte-Catherine, 1945. Slim, square folio, six loose gatherings and four individual plates, original stiff cream paper covers, glassine. $2000. Limited first edition, one of 1,000 copies, of this collection of entertaining essays on the powers of perfume by Valéry, Colette, Lacretelle and Vilmorin, illustrated with head- and tail-pieces and four full-page color lithographs by Matisse, Derain, Bérard and van Dongen. Text in French. Text and images fine, toning to margins of original paper covers, scarce glassine chipped.

One Of 750 Copies Signed By Maugham 387. MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Razor’s Edge. Garden City, 1944. Octavo, original beveled red cloth, glassine. $2900. Signed limited first edition, one of 750 copies signed by Maugham. Considered exotic in its time for its focus on “Eastern philosophy and mysticism, The Razor’s Edge is Maugham’s 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment” (Stringer, 561). Without scarce slipcase. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing mainly to fore-edges, mild toning to spine. An extremely good copy.

389. MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix. Ein Sommer-nachtstraum: von Shakespeare. Leipzig, 1848. Folio, 20th-century three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt. $4000. First edition of the full score of Mendelssohn’s famous music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fully engraved. “Mendelssohn’s most popular work is rightly held to be the overture and incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream… In its beauty and simplicity it demonstrates Mendelssohn’s principles of composition 386 more clearly, perhaps, than any other of his compositions” (New Grove XII:144-45). Among the incidental music is the great “Wedding March.” Tiny repaired marginal tear to pp. 9-10. Scattered very light foxing. A lovely copy.

Lonesome Dove, Signed By McMurtry 390. MCMURTRY, Larry. Lonesome Dove. New York, 1985. Thick octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $1600. First edition, first printing of this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, signed by the author with his characteristic stylized signature. Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so.

“Books Of Consequence… In Elegant Dress” 388. MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. WITH: Paradise Regained. Birmingham, 1758. Two volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full black morocco. $3500. 390


391. (MONROE, Marilyn) FRANKLIN, Joe and PALMER, Laurie. The Marilyn Monroe Story. New York, 1953. Slim octavo, original yellow cloth, dust jacket. $2600. Rare first edition of the highly elusive first collectible book devoted exclusively to the now legendary model, actress and sex symbol, illustrated with 30 pages of blackand-white photographs. This book appeared in the early days of Monroe’s fame; at the young age of 27, she had already appeared in such classic films as All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. Dust jacket with moderate restoration to panels. Book fine.

Signed By Field-Marshal Montgomery 392. MONTGOMERY, (Bernard Law), Field-Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. A History of Warfare. London, 1968. Quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt.  $1800. First edition of Montgomery’s study of warfare, signed on the half title: “Montgomery of Alamein F.M.” Handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. In this thorough examination of man’s tendency, ability and need to make war, Montgomery traces the history of conflict from ancient battles to atom bombs. Richly illustrated with photographic plates, many printed in color. Numerous maps of military campaigns. With original dust jacket bound in. A fine signed copy.

Handsomely Bound Copy Of Versailles And The Trianons 393. NOLHAC, Pierre de. Versailles and the Trianons. New York, 1912. Large, thick octavo, contemporary threequarter blue morocco gilt. $850. Early edition, with 55 beautiful color illustrations after watercolors by Binet. Fine.

“A Profound And Searching Analysis Of A Towering Subject” 394. (NAPOLEON) (SCOTT, Walter). The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte. Edinburgh and London, 1827. Nine volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan calf. $1750. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular history by the most celebrated author of the early 19th

century. “Scott’s command of structure is remarkable, his narrative skill striking. The Napoleon is… a profound and searching analysis of a towering subject” (Edgar Johnson). First published in June the same year, this is re-issue from standing type. Very nearly fine.

First Full Score Printing Of Any Mozart Mass 395. MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Messa, posta in Musica dal Signore W. A. Mozart. Vienna, 1802. Folio, disbound; pp. 47, custom linen portfolio. $4000. First edition of the full score of Mozart’s Missa brevis in F (“Little Credo” Mass), fully engraved. “Mozart’s Missa brevis in F major, K. 192, is an utterly concentrated work… In spite of its modest scale (the orchestra of the original version consists of strings only, without violas [but with organ]) it impresses us as being a more convincing and heartfelt piece than the preceding Mass, K. 167… Its melodic curves are flexible, graceful, and tender” (Zaslaw & Cowdery, 10). Near-fine.

Inscribed By Joyce Carol Oates 396. OATES, Joyce Carol. Them. New York, 1969. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth, dust jacket. $650. First edition of Oates’ breakthrough novel, winner of the 1970 National Book Award for Fiction, inscribed by her, “For Amber, with very best wishes—Joyce Carol Oates 7 March 1994.” Text fine with only faint trace of plate removal to rear free endpaper, traces of tape removal to cloth; small closed tears to spine head of bright dust jacket. Extremely good.

Inscribed By Alan Paton 397. PATON, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country. London, 1948. Small octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $2800. First English edition, inscribed by the author: “Alan Paton. London.” Paton’s first novel, of a father searching for his son, eloquently exposed for the world the terrible racial injustices in effect in South Africa, and urged that “fear could not be cast out, but by love.” Published only several months before South Africa’s passage of the apartheid laws, the book was long banned there. “Cry, The Beloved Country… was the great raiser of popular awareness of South Africa… the most influential South African novel ever written” (Nadine Gordimer). Original cloth lightly rubbed, split to spine cloth. One-inch chip to foot of dust jacket spine, with light edgewear to folds. Extremely good.

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“She Has Won Herself Into The Hearts Of Thousands And Thousands Of People And Is There To Stay For Quite A While”

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Signed By Jimmy Carter 398. (PRESIDENTS) CARTER, Jimmy. The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. New York, 2002. Small octavo, original beige cloth, dust jacket. $375. First edition, signed by the 39th President, with a color photograph of Carter at a book signing laid in. Jimmy Carter won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Peace “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development” (Nobel Citation). Fine.

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Signed By Bob Woodward 399. (PRESIDENTS) BERNSTEIN, Carl, and WOODWARD, Bob. All the President’s Men. New York, 1974. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $950. First edition of the book version of Bernstein and Woodward’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles for the Washington Post, boldly signed by Woodward on a tipped-in leaf. “One of the greatest detective stories ever told,” Bernstein and Woodward’s investigation of the Watergate scandal in the Washington Post put the abuses of the Nixon White House front and center before the nation, garnering the reporters a Pulitzer Prize (Denver Post). Text fine, very faint damptstaining to cloth; dampstaining to rear panel of dust jacket. Extremely good. 399

401. (PRESIDENTS) (CLINTON, Bill) CLINTON, Hillary Rodham. An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History. New York, 2000. Quarto, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of this lavishly illustrated look at presidential life both public and private in the Executive Mansion, boldly signed by both Bill and Hillary Clinton. The volume concludes with a selection of recipes from the White House kitchen, ranging from cajun seared scallops to poached lobster. About-fine.

Eisenhower’s White House Memoirs, Signed In Both Volumes 402. EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-56; Waging Peace, 1956-61. New York, 1963-65. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original tan cloth, original acetate, original slipcases.  $4200. Signed limited first editions, each one of only 1500 copies signed by Eisenhower. Each volume covers an entire term of Eisenhower’s presidency. Mandate for Change is number 608 of 1500 copies; Waging Peace is number 415 of 1500 copies. “608” written on slipcase of Mandate. Books fine, only light rubbing to edges of acetate and slipcases.

Inscribed By Gerald R. Ford 403. (PRESIDENTS) FORD, Gerald R. A Time to Heal. New York, 1979. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $1600.

Signed By Bill Clinton 400. (PRESIDENTS) CLINTON, Bill. My Life. New York, 2004. Octavo, original blue boards, dust jacket. $1500. First edition, first state, boldly signed by President Clinton. The autobiography of President Bill Clinton. Fine.

First trade edition, inscribed: “Best regards. Gerald R. Ford. 12/1/79.” “At once the autobiography of a political career and the human story of a dedicated but unassuming man propelled by history into taking on the immense burdens of the Presidency,” with a special emphasis on Ford’s decision to pardon Nixon and the transition of power between the two. A signed limited edition was issued simultaneously. Near-fine.


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“A Man Does What He Must… And That Is The Basis Of All Human Morality”

First edition, first printing, of Kennedy’s Pulitzer-winning examination of “that most admirable of human virtues.” “A series of sketches of American politicians who risked their careers in the cause of principle… ‘A man does what he must,’ Kennedy wrote, ‘—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis of all human morality’” (DAB). Near-fine.

“A Classic Civil War Autobiography” 404. (PRESIDENTS) GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original green cloth. $850. First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. “No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work” (New York Times). “Grant’s memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history” (Eicher 492). Fine.

Signed By Lyndon Johnson 405. (PRESIDENTS) JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. The Vantage Point. Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969. New York, 1971. Octavo, original red cloth, dust jacket.$1250. First edition of President Lyndon Johnson’s extensively illustrated memoirs, signed by him on a tipped-in leaf. Extensively illustrated with numerous photographic plates. First Edition Circle copies like this one, identifiable by the tipped-in leaf, are far more scarce than copies with signed Presidential bookplates. About-fine.

Handsomely Illustrated And Beautifully Bound With 26 Folio Presidential Portraits 406. (PRESIDENTS) GROSVENOR, Charles H. The Book of the Presidents. Washington, 1902. Large folio (12 by 16 inches), period style full red morocco gilt. $3600. First edition, richly illustrated with 26 striking folio photogravure portraits of America’s presidents, many from paintings in Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery or from photographs by Mathew Brady, with 32 pages of facsimile autograph presidential documents. Fine.

“The Pre-Eminent Authority On Jefferson” 408. (PRESIDENTS) (JEFFERSON, Thomas) MALONE, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. Boston, 1948-81. Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt. $950. Later printings of all six volumes of Dumas Malone’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Thomas Jefferson, richly illustrated and handsomely bound in three-quarter moroccogilt. Malone spent thirty-eight years researching and writing this comprehensive and magisterial biography. Fine.

“The Most Detailed Study… Available For More Than A Century” 409. (PRESIDENTS) RANDALL, Henry S. The Life of Thomas Jefferson. New York, 1858. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary half burgundy morocco gilt. $2200. First edition, illustrated with ten plates, including a two-plate folding facsimile of Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence. Randall “devoted much of his energy during the decade [of the 1850s] to writing a superior three-volume biography of his political hero, Thomas Jefferson… (ANB). Text and plates fresh with light scattered foxing, occasional margin dampstaining, minor tape reinforcements to several leaves (Vol. II). Extremely good. 409

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407. (PRESIDENTS) KENNEDY, John F. Profiles in Courage. New York, 1956. Octavo, original black and blue cloth, dust jacket. $1400.

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the other characteristics of the American Constitution. Three other delegates are known to have kept notes of the proceedings, but they attended the convention for only two brief periods. In contrast, Madison organized the Convention and attended every day. He “was not only one of the most influential members of the convention but [his] painstaking notes provide the greater part of what we know about the actual discussions that took place in the convention” (Smith, 90). This work includes Madison’s notes on debates in the Virginia convention of 1776 and in the Continental Congress between 1780 and 1783. Preceded by two scarce editions, the 1840 Washington D. C. printing and the 1841 New York printing. Light scattered foxing, a bit of wear and faint dampstaining to contemporary calf. Extremely good.

Inscribed By Richard Nixon “He Worked Himself To Death On His Lincoln Book” 410. (PRESIDENTS) (LINCOLN, Abraham) BEVERIDGE, Albert J. Abraham Lincoln: 1809-1858. Boston and New York, 1928. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt. $3200. Limited “Manuscript Edition,” one of 1000 sets, with tipped-in manuscript leaf in Beveridge’s hand, illustrated with 38 plates, mostly after historical daguerreotypes, and four hand-colored photogravures. Though Beveridge died before completing this work, his biography of Lincoln is considered the “most thorough investigation for the period covered,” from Lincoln’s birth through the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates (Howes B408). Published the same year as the first edition, from the same plates. Manuscript leaf in Beveridge’s hand tipped in following the half title of Volume I. Fine.

“I… Know That It Is A Rising Not A Setting Sun”

412. (PRESIDENTS) NIXON, Richard. Six Crises. New York, 1962. Thick octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $850. First edition, inscribed, “Best to Joan Davidson from Dick Nixon.” The case against Alger Hiss, the anti-American riots in South America, and the 1960 Presidential campaign are among the experiences included in this memoir, told from the perspective of one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. In addition to the personalized inscription Nixon wrote by hand, this book also features an autopen signature (“Richard Nixon”) on a tipped-in leaf. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine.

Two Signed by Obama 413. (PRESIDENTS) OBAMA, Barack. The Audacity of Hope. New York, 2006. Octavo, original black paper boards, dust jacket. $4500. First edition, first printing, signed on the title page by President Obama. Fine.

411. (PRESIDENTS) MADISON, James. The Papers of James Madison. Mobile, 1842. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled tan calf. $4500. Third printing of Madison’s notes on the Constitutional Convention, “by far the fullest and most complete record of the debates themselves and… remarkably accurate” (Smith, 91). When the members of the Constitutional Convention met in 1787, they held their deliberations in secret in order to encourage complete candor. An official record was earlier printed which chronicled votes and resolutions, but none of the debates on representation, separation of powers, individual rights or

414. (PRESIDENTS) OBAMA, Barack. Magazine signed (Rolling Stone, issue 1056/1057). New York, 2008. Quarto, original photographic wrappers. $1100. July 2008 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, featuring an extensive interview with President Obama five months prior to his election, boldly signed by him in black felt pen on his cover portrait. Fine.

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First edition of President Reagan’s illustrated autobiography, signed by him on the flyleaf and dated October 28, 1992. Fine

“To Render History What It Ought To Be The Whole Truth Should Be Known” 419. (PRESIDENTS) WASHINGTON, George. Official Letters to the Honourable American Congress. Boston, 1795. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full tree calf gilt. $4000.

Signed By FDR As President 415. (PRESIDENTS) ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936. Large folio, original full brown morocco gilt. $6200. Signed limited first edition, number 343 of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. Sold to Democratic donors at $250 each to pay off FDR’s 1936 re-election debt, The Democratic Book 1936 contains the party platform, election results and statements from the President, the First Lady and other key administration officials. Near-fine.

Signed By Eleanor Roosevelt 416. (PRESIDENTS) ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This I Remember. New York, 1949. Large octavo, original blue cloth, paper spine label, acetate dust jacket, publisher’s slipcase. $2800. Signed limited first edition of this fascinating account of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelts’ extraordinary lives, number 409 of only 1000 copies signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and printed on special paper. Fine.

Inscribed By Truman 417. (PRESIDENTS) (TRUMAN, Harry). HILLMAN, William. Mr. President. New York, 1952. Quarto, original gray and blue cloth, dust jacket. $2200. First edition of President Truman’s candid reflections, drawn from diaries, correspondence and interviews, inscribed by him in the margin of the frontispiece portrait,“With kind regards to Sonia Kroft from Harry Truman. 2/22/58.” With numerous photographic plates, many in color. With scarce errata slip laid in. A near-fine inscribed copy.

Rare first edition of Washington’s letters written while Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army to members of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia, handsome in full contemporary tree calf-gilt. “Who can hope ever to know the mind and conscience of our Revolution, its motive, its conduct, its stern and patient purpose or its cost, without studying Washington’s letters?” (Tyler I:14). The official letters collected here (dating from June 24, 1775 through December 1778) reveal Washington’s efforts to comply with Congressional wishes while striving to secure adequate provisions and pay for his poorly trained, often disaffected troops. The first American edition is quite scarce; even Thomas Jefferson had only a first London edition in his library. A rare frontispiece portrait had been included only in volumes issued “at a higher price” (Evans 29737), and was never issued in these copies. Interiors with scattered light foxing, occasional minor marginal loss, not affecting text; modest triangular loss to leaf Q1 of Volume II, not affecting text. Archival tape repairs to inner paper hinges of both volumes. Expert restoration to contemporary calf. Quite rare. 419

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“One Of France’s Leading Photographers” 420. RONIS, Willy. Belleville Ménilmontant. Paris, 1954. Quarto, original white paper-covered boards, acetate. $750. First edition of Ronis’ first photobook, with over 90 luminous full-page heliogravures, with scarce original belly band laid in. Award-winning photographer Willy Ronis began his career in the 1930s, covering the Popular Front with Robert Capa, and became “one of France’s leading photographers” (McDarrah, 390). Following World War II, Ronis and photographers such as Doisneau, Boubat, Izis and Riboud adopted a focus on the everyday, an approach exemplified in this scarce first edition of Ronis’ monograph on a working-class section of Paris. Near-fine.

The Great Works Of Raphael, Richly Illustrated And Beautifully Bound 421. (RAPHAEL) CUNDALL, Joseph, editor. The Great Works of Raphael Sanzio of Urbino. London, 1870. Quarto, contemporary full pebbled red morocco gilt. $785. Early edition of this richly illustrated survey of the life and works of the “divino pittore,” with 30 full-page mounted photographic plates of engravings of his most celebrated paintings. An exhaustive study of Raphael’s artistic accomplishments, including a detailed listing of his principal paintings. Minor expert repair to title page. Mild toning to plates, light scattered foxing to text. Binding beautiful and fine.

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First American edition of two collected works by Rousseau: his treatise on the establishment of good government and his Contrat Social—“the bible of the revolutionaries”—pivotal in its influence on both the French Revolution and Thomas Jefferson’s thoughts in the Declaration of Independence. “The Contrat Social remains Rousseau’s greatest work… His fundamental thesis that government depends absolutely on the mandate of the people, and his genuine creative insight into a number of political and economic problems, give his work an indisputable cogency… It remains a crucial document of egalitarian government” (PMM 207). Rousseau’s Discourse on Political Economy (1755) “tackles one major subject barely mentioned in the Contrat Social, that of taxation, and has much to say on patriotism” (Christopher Betts). Complete with engraved frontispiece portrait and list of subscribers. English translation that of Rousseau’s Works (London, 1767). Contrat Social first published in English in 1764. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, several rear leaves with light margin dampstaining.

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RENGER-PATZSCH, Albert. Die Welt ist Schön (The World is Beautiful). München, 1928. Quarto, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. $2500. First edition of Renger-Patzsch’s groundbreaking work, herald of a “New Objectivity” in photography, with 100 splendid full-page halftones. “One of the best-known titles in photobook history, Die Welt ist Schön (The World is Beautiful)... [is seen] by many as the epitome of the ‘straight’ photographic ethos because of its apparent stark objectivity” (Parr & Badger I:97). “The New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) style [Renger-Patzsch] sparked was one of Germany’s most pervasive modernist movements” (Roth, 50). Text in German. Without extremely scarce printed dustjacket, band and card slipcase. Near-fine.

“Man Is Born Free, And Yet Is Universally Enslaved” 422. ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. A Dissertation on Political Economy: To Which Is Added, A Treatise on the Social Compact or, The Principles of Political Law. Albany, 1797. Octavo, contemporary full brown tree sheep rebacked with original red morocco spine label laid down. $3200. 423


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“An Uncompromising Affirmation Of The Transcendence Of Love” 426. SHAKESPEARE. Poems. London, 1775. Octavo, mid20th century three-quarter tan calf. $1500.

“The Right Combination Of Scientific Interests And Love Of Reckless Adventure”

Handsomely bound 1775 edition of Shakespeare’s verse. Includes Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece and the Sonnets: “They abound in meditations on estrangement, failure and death... The conclusion, however, is triumphant— an uncompromising affirmation of the transcendence of love” (Baugh et al., 482). With engraved title page vignette portrait. Without leaf A1, a blank. Fine.

424. SHACKLETON, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. London, 1909. Two volumes. Large octavo, original silverstamped blue cloth. $2600.

Beautifully Bound Set Of Shakespeare’s Works, With Engraved Plates By Joseph Kenny Meadows

First trade edition of Shackleton’s account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, profusely illustrated with photographs, plans, diagrams, and three folding maps and a folding panorama. “The book will takes its place among the great records of adventure... Shackleton has just the right combination of scientific interests and love of reckless adventure” (Spectator). The renowned explorer recounts his 1907-09 expedition which came within 100 miles of the South Pole—a record-—before being forced to return due to lack of supplies. Illustrated with 12 color plates, photographic frontispieces and over 200 other photographic illustrations, more than 40 plans and diagrams, three folding maps and a folding panorama. Maps and panorama housed in a pocket at rear of Volume II. Issued simultaneously in the United States. Without scarce dust jackets. Near-fine.

Elegantly bound mid-19th century edition, with frontispiece and 35 engraved plates, most by popular Shakespearean illustrator Joseph Kenny Meadows. With numerous in-text illustrations and vignettes, engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare and 35 engraved plates prominently featuring the work of Joseph Kenny Meadows. “The chief ambition of his life was to produce an illustrated edition of Shakespeare... The wit and graceful fancy of his art here had free scope” (DNB). A beautiful set.

427. SHAKESPEARE. The Works of Shakspere; Revised from the Best Authorities…. London, 1846. Three volumes. Quarto, contemporary full red morocco gilt. $1850.

Distinguished 1838 Edition Of Shakespeare, Illustrated With 18 Plates

Antarctic Conquest, First Edition, Inscribed By Commander Ronne

428. SHAKESPEARE. The Dramatic Works. London, 1838. Thick octavo, contemporary full paneled red morocco gilt. $950.

425. RONNE, Finn. Antarctic Conquest. New York, 1949. Octavo, original blue cloth, dust jacket. $600. Presentation first edition of this account of the last great polar explorer’s mission to map territory bordering the Weddell Sea, with frontispiece portrait and eight pages of photographs, inscribed by him, “To: J. Stewart Lowther with best wishes—Finn Ronne. 29 Oct. 1951.” Norwegian-born American explorer Finn Ronne visited Antarctica nine times, covering an estimated 3600 miles of the continent by ski

Later, one-volume “New Edition” of the Bard’s tragedies, comedies and histories, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait, additional engraved title page and 16 pen-and-ink lithographs, elegantly bound. “Shakespeare is the Canon. He sets the standard and the limits of literature” (Harold Bloom). About-fine. 428

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sports Rare 1873 Edition Of “The First Baseball Guide Published For Commercial Sale” 429. (SPORT-BASEBALL) CHADWICK, Henry, editor. The Dime Base Ball Player…. New York, 1873. 12mo, original pictorial orange wrappers. $2300. Rare 1873 edition of Beadle’s Dime Base Ball Player, with professional club records and statistics for the year 1872, baseball history, instruction and the “new code of playing rules.” The Beadle baseball guide was first published in 1860 and was “the first baseball guide published for commercial sale to the public” (Smith 172). Interior generally clean, with only a little light browning and very minor edgewear to a few leaves. Only a little light wear and soiling to fragile original wrappers. An exceptionally good copy of this rare and desirable early piece of baseball history. Complete 19th-century baseball guides in collectible condition are scarce; Chadwick’s Beadle Guides (published 1860-1881), especially so.

“One Of The Game’s Greatest Strategists”: Cochrane’s Baseball, Inscribed By Him 430. (SPORT-BASEBALL) COCHRANE, Gordon S. (Mickey). Baseball: The Fans’ Game. New York and London, 1939. Octavo, original orange cloth, dust jacket. $1500. First edition of this autobiography and collection of baseball tips and strategies by the Hall-of-Fame catcher, with frontispiece portrait and 14 photographic plates, inscribed, “To Richard with Best Wishes, Mickey Cochrane.” Cochrane was a lifetime .320 hitter. He won three World Series as catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics,and another as playermanager for the Detroit Tigers. Book near-fine, scarce original dust jacket pieced together from fragments. An extremely good inscribed copy.

Signed By DiMaggio

Inscribed By Jackie Robinson And Carl T. Rowan 432. (SPORT-BASEBALL) ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T. Wait Till Next Year. New York, 1960. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $4900. First edition, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photographs and inscribed by the pioneering player, “6-1060, To John Smith with best wishes. I hope you enjoy reading ‘Wait Till Next Year.’ Jackie Robinson.” Additionally inscribed on the half title, “For John Smith, Best wishes, Carl T. Rowan.” “Probably no other athlete has had a greater sociological impact on American sport than did Robinson. His success on the baseball field opened the door to black baseball players and thereby transformed the game. He also helped to facilitate the acceptance of black athletes in other professional sports, particularly basketball and football. His influence spread beyond the realm of sport, as he emerged in the late 1940s and 1950s as an important national symbol of the virtue of racial integration in all aspects of American life” (ANB). This copy is inscribed not only by the barrier-breaking Robinson but also by his collaborator, celebrated journalist Rowan, whose “passionate reporting on race relations made him one of the most highly visible and vocal black men in America” (New York Times). A desirable inscribed copy in near-fine condition. Scarce.

Warmly Inscribed By Roger Kahn

431. (SPORT-BASEBALL) DIMAGGIO, Joe. The DiMaggio Albums. New York, 1989. Two volumes. Quarto, original full blue morocco, slipcase with Yankees jersey logo and DiMaggio’s number “5” on sides, shipping materials. $2200.

433. (SPORT-BASEBALL) KAHN, Roger. The Boys of Summer. New York, 1972. Octavo, original beige and gray cloth, dust jacket. $850.

Signed limited first edition of this comprehensive and compelling “scrapbook” of Joltin’ Joe’s career, number 483 of 700 sets signed by DiMaggio on the limitation page in Volume I. Fine in original packaging. 431

First edition of this “book of life, beautifully and above all respectfully observed” through the eyes of an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, inscribed on the half title, “July, 1977. For Brad Shaw, With all my best for the golden summers in the years ahead. Roger Kahn.” A near-fine inscribed copy.


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First edition, inscribed, “To Frank Sheldon, My Best Wishes, Don Drysdale.” A fine inscribed copy.

“All The Great Happenings Of The Game Since It Was First Played” 435. (SPORT-BASEBALL) SPINK, Alfred H. The National Game. St. Louis, 1910 [i.e. 1911]. Octavo, original burgundy cloth gilt. $2200. Second (and best) edition, revised and enlarged, of one of the earliest comprehensive histories of professional baseball, written by a man “familiar with all its curves and tangents.” Commissioned when the first edition of 1910 almost immediately sold out, this enlarged history of America’s game by the founder of The Sporting News adds the story of the Baseball Writers Association of America, an interview with Charles Comiskey, the poem “Casey at the Bat,” and other fascinating tales of baseball’s colorful heroes. With photos, biographies and statistics from baseball’s earliest days through the 1909 season. Near-fine. 436

Inscribed By Ted Williams To Great Negro-Leaguer Monte Irvin 437. (SPORT-BASEBALL) (WILLIAMS, Ted) PRIME, Jim. Ted Williams’ Hit List. Toronto, 1995. Octavo, original stiff paper wrappers. $1250. First edition of this “ultimate ranking of baseball’s greatest hitters” by Ted Williams, “the last man to bat .400,” with photographs of each batsman, inscribed to one of the first men to break the color line in the Majors, “To Monte Irvin, a great player & super guy. Best always, Ted Williams, 1995.” This copy’s recipient Monte Irvin was among the first black players signed into the Majors after the color line was broken by Jackie Robinson. He played with the Newark Eagles in the Negro League (1938-48), the New York Giants (1949-55) and the Chicago Cubs (1956). Fine.

Inscribed By Ted Williams 438. (SPORT-BASEBALL) WILLIAMS, Ted. Signed photograph. No place, no date. Unmounted black-and--white photograph, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. $1600.

“The American Game Par Excellence” 436. (SPORT-BASEBALL) SPALDING, Albert G. America’s National Game. New York, 1911. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt recased. $2800. First edition of this essential baseball history “by one of the pioneer giants” (Grobani 6:9), with over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. With historic photographs, illustrations by cartoonist Homer Davenport. Without rare original dust jacket. Minor dampstaining, light rubbing to spine, gilt bright.

Signed and inscribed game photograph of Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Williams is shown preparing to swing. Boldly inscribed in gold marker, “To Dr. James ____/ Who is as interested in the / Jimmy Fund as I am / Ted Williams.” Fine.

Signed By Joe Louis 439. (SPORT-BOXING) LOUIS, Joe. My Life Story. New York, 1947. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $750. First edition of Joe Louis’ autobiography, signed by him on a tipped-in sheet (as issued), with extensive album of photographs highlighting various events in his boxing career. Joe Louis, Detroit’s “Brown Bomber,” held the heavyweight title for 12 years. Book fine; extremely good dust jacket.

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434. (SPORT-BASEBALL) DRYSDALE, Don and VERDI, Bob. Once a Bum, Always a Dodger. New York, 1990. Octavo, original half navy cloth, dust jacket. $250.

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Inscribed By Muhammad Ali 440. (SPORT-BOXING) ALI, Muhammad. Photograph inscribed. No place, circa 1964. Glossy black-and-white photograph (8 by 10 inches). $800. Striking backlit photograph of a young Muhammad Ali, boldly inscribed, “To Peter, from Muhammad Ali, 7-7-89.” This head-shot of Ali talking on the phone was probably taken around 1964, the year when 22-year-old Ali (Cassius Clay) challenged heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Based on similar inscriptions, this print’s recipient may well have been the Peter Moser who served on the committee for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Fine.

First edition of this contemporary magazine article on Larry Holmes’ defeat of Muhammad Ali, signed on the cover by the charismatic former heavyweight champion. This somber account notes that when the fight was stopped after the 10th round, Holmes embraced the exhausted Ali and said, “I really respect you. I hope we’ll always be friends.” Near-fine. 443

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Inscribed By David Halberstam To Sports Writer Stan Isaacs 443. (SPORT-BASKETBALL) HALBERSTAM, David. The Breaks of the Game. New York, 1981. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $500.

“I Said I Was The Greatest”: With Laid-In Ticket Signed By Ali 441. (SPORT-BOXING) ALI, Muhammad and DURHAM, Richard. The Greatest: My Own Story. WITH: Ticket signed laid in. New York, 1975. Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket. $1250. First edition of this first biography of the charismatic heavyweight champion, with a laid in ticket to the October 2, 1980 championship fight between Larry Holmes and Ali, signed by Ali. This classic autobiography was written with Richard Durham, author of the famed radio dramas “Destination Freedom,” Ali, returning to the ring after two years of retirement, lost the October 2, 1980 bout to thenheavyweight champion Holmes. Fine.

Signed By Muhammad Ali 442. (SPORT-BOXING) (ALI, Muhammad) PUTNAM, Pat. “Doom in the Desert.” IN: Sports Illustrated, 53:16. New York, October 13, 1980. Quarto, original paper wrappers. $950.

First edition of this riveting insight into professional basketball—“where power, money and talent collide and corrupt each other,” inscribed, “For Stan Isaacs, with best wishes, David Halberstam, Oct. 15, 1981.” To explore professional sports in America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam here focuses on the 1979-80 season of the Portland Trail Blazers. This copy’s recipient was Newsday columnist Stan Isaacs, whose popular “Out of Left Field” won the National Headliners Award. Near-fine.

Signed And Illustrated By Arthur Rackham 444. (SPORT-FLY-FISHING) (RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler. London, 1931. Quarto, original full vellum gilt, slipcase. $3000. Deluxe signed limited edition, one of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional copy in fine condition. Though intended in part as a guide for fishermen, the lasting influence of The Compleat Angler stems from its qualities as a work of literature: it is arguably the best long prose-pastoral in English. This edition is based on the Richard La Gallienne edition of 1897, which, in turn, relies on the text of the fifth edition of 1676, the last revised by Walton. Fine.


445. (SPORT-FLY-FISHING) [BROOKES, Richard]. The Art of Angling, Rock and Sea-Fishing. London, 1740. Octavo, contemporary full polished tan calf rebacked with original spine laid down. $1100.

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“Putting Is The Key To Success In Golf” 447. (SPORT-GOLF) PARK, William, Jr. The Art of Putting by Willie Park. Edinburgh, 1920. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt. $3000.

First edition of this 18th-century advisory on fishing strategies and “ways to relish the serener pleasure of life,” with 133 wonderful in-text woodcuts of various freshwater and saltwater fishes. In his Preface, Dr. Brookes, one time rector of Ashney, readily acknowledges his dependence upon the age’s foremost ichthyologist Francis Willughby’s De Historia Piscium (1685-86) and James Chetham’s Angler’s Vade-Mecum (1689), one of the “original writers on the sport” (Westwood & Satchell, 60). A very desirable copy.

First edition of this early instructional manual by a man who has “devoted more time to the study and practice of putting than any other golfer, amateur or professional,” with 12 photographic plates of set-ups for long and short putts. Willie Park not only played the game professionally, he also operated a successful club manufactory and designed golf courses. His British Open victories in 1887 and 1889 set the stage for the introduction of four new clubs of his invention, and made him the most famous club-maker in Britain. Bookplate and stamp of famous golf collector R. Otto Probst, whose library is showcased in the PGA Historical Center. Fine.

“Permit Foot Ball To Hold Its Place As The Greatest Game Ever Devised For Young Men”

“There Are Surely Few Places Within The Regions Of Civilization Where Golf Is Not Played”

446. (SPORT-FOOTBALL) Spalding’s Official Foot Ball Guide. New York, 1939. 12mo, contemporary fully burgundy cloth, original wrappers bound in. $950.

448. (SPORT-GOLF) SUTTON, Martin A.F., editor. Golf Courses: Design, Construction and Upkeep. London, 1933. Quarto, original green linen gilt. $2000.

The 1939 edition of the Spalding Company’s annual survey of American college football, illustrated with more than 80 black-and-white team photographs and replete with statistics of the game, this copy from the library of famed Yale coach Herman Hickman, “one of the greatest linemen to play the game.” Though known as baseball’s pioneering voice, Albert Spalding “never limited his concern to baseball exclusively” (ANB). In 1887 his Chicago sporting goods company manufactured “the very first American football” (Spalding Heritage), and circa 1890 he began publishing football guides. With a detachable, 80-page section of “Official Foot Ball Rules.” Bookplate of Herman Hickman, “one of the greatest linemen to play the game,” who became the head coach at Yale” (College Football Hall of Fame). Near-fine.

First edition of this extensive manual on course maintenance, including hazards, with numerous photographs and diagrams. With an introduction by famed golf aficionado Bernard Darwin, this illustrated manual on the “maintenance of courses, as well as their design and construction,” features a detailed section on the upkeep of greens, fairways, tees boxes and hazards. Fine.

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Signed By Ayn Rand 449. R AND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York, 1967. Octavo, original blue cloth, acetate dust jacket, slipcase $4800. Signed limited tenth-anniversary edition of Rand’s best-selling and highly significant masterpiece, number 1396 of 2000 copies signed by the author. In a 1991 Library of Congress survey, a majority of Americans named Atlas Shrugged second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced them. Fine.

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“If Health, Content, And Thoughtful Musing Charm, What Sport Like Angling Can Our Cares Disarm?”


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“At Least I’m Still In Love With Yorick’s Skull”

with an unusual depth” (Roth, 136). First trade edition, published same time as 30 numbered, reserved copies; no priority established. Text in French. With fragile tissue wrapper, rarely found. Fine.

450. SALINGER, J.D. Franny and Zooey. Boston, 1961. Octavo, original gray cloth, original jacket. $950.

“All The Christmases Roll Down Toward The Two-Tongued Sea…”

First edition of Salinger’s third book. “Franny” originally appeared in The New Yorker in 1955, followed two years later by “Zooey.” Near-fine.

454. THOMAS, Dylan. A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Norfolk, Connecticut, 1954. 12mo, original cream paper boards, dust jacket. $550.

Signed By Singer And Frasconi 451. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Yentl the Yeshiva Boy. New York, 1983. Octavo, original white cloth, slipcase. $600. Signed limited first edition, number 176 of 450 copies signed by both Singer and woodcut illustrator Antonio Frasconi. The first separate edition of Singer’s classic tale (written in 1962), published the same year in which Barbara Streisand’s film adaptation of it was released. With Frasconi’s lovely russet and black side-grain woodcuts throughout, many full-page. A fine signed copy.

Signed By John Steinbeck 452. STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket, slipcase; custom box. $4800. Signed limited first edition of Steinbeck’s epic, moving story of a modern Cain and Abel, one of 1500 copies signed by the author. Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his classic retelling of Cain and Abel, that it “has everything in it I have been able to learn about my art or craft or profession in all these years… I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this” (Salinas Public Library, 45). Fine.

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“A Photographer To His Fingertips” 453. STRAND, Paul and ROY, Claude. La France de Profil. Lausanne, 1952. Quarto, original gray stiff paper boards, dust jacket, tissue wrapper. $1400. First trade edition of Strand’s luminous tribute to France and its people, with 75 striking black-and-white héliogravures, mostly full-page, accompanied with text in French by poet Claude Roy. Strand’s photographs are lyrically interwoven with text by French poet Claude Roy, and “the combination couldn’t be more engaging… The gravure reproduction in La France de Profil was overseen by Strand… The results are superb: crisp, radiantly dark, and

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First separate edition of Thomas’ beloved Christmas reverie. Published the year after its first appearance in the short story collection Quite Early One Morning, and specially produced for sale at Christmastime 1955. Book fine; priceclipped dust jacket very good.

“The First Systematic And Empirical Study Of The Effects Of Political Power” 455. TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve. London, 1836. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full diapered plum calf gilt. $3500. Second (“best”) edition in English of the first part of Tocqueville’s important and influential analysis of American democracy, one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the 19th century, with folding, color-outlined “Statistical Map of North America.” Most rare and important. “One of the most important texts in political literature” (PMM 358). Commissioned by the French government, Democracy in America is the result of Tocqueville’s 1831-32 tour of the United States. His extraordinary analysis of the entire American political system appeared as two separate works, each complete in themselves, published in English translation in 1835 and 1840. The first work (sometimes called “Part I”), of which this is the second English edition of 1836, brilliantly examines contemporary American social and political institutions. “The first systematic and empirical study of the effects of political power on modern society” (Nisbet). Because this 1836 second edition corrected a number of errors in the first, it is generally considered the best edition. Text fine; expert paper repair to folding map, extremities of contemporary calf restored. Extremely good.

“Placed The Arthurian Legends On A New Plateau Of Respect And Significance” 456. TENNYSON, Alfred. Idylls of the King. London, 1864. 12mo, mid-20th century full polished navy calf gilt. $300.


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Importance of Being Earnest premiered in February 1895 in London and was an immediate success, but the event was nearly ruined when the Marquess of Queensbury, angry at Wilde for his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the Marquess’ son, attempted to disrupt the play and humiliate Wilde. His hounding of Wilde finally bore fruit when Wilde sued him for slander, and Queensbury had Wilde arrested for “gross indecency.” The play closed a mere seven weeks after its premiere. The Importance of Being Earnest was Wilde’s last drama, as well as his last work of fiction. After his release from prison he set to work editing Earnest for publication but “the appearance of the play in book form passed practically unnoticed by the reviewers. ‘I am sorry my play is boycotted by the press… However I hope some of the faithful, and all the elect, will buy copies’” (Hyde, 399). This first trade edition, published with no mention of the name of the author, preceded the signed limited large-paper edition, issued later in 1899, which named Wilde as the author. Fine.

“He Adorned His Country With So Many Of Its Finest Buildings”

Boldly Inscribed By Tom Wolfe 457. WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York, 1979. Octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket. $500. Second edition, with new foreword, of this “carefully researched classic” (Burrows, 290) about America’s early space program, inscribed by the author with his characteristic flourish, “To Henry Johnson, Tom Wolfe.” “Wolfe at his very best… technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic—The Right Stuff is superb” (New York Times). Very nearly fine.

“I Hope Some Of The Faithful, And All The Elect, Will Buy Copies” 458. WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. London, 1899. Quarto, period-style full mauve morocco gilt, original cloth covers bound in. $3600. Scarce first trade edition of Wilde’s last and greatest play, one of only 1000 copies, handsomely bound with original violet cloth covers bound in. The

459. (WREN, Sir Christopher) WREN, Christopher. The Works of Sir Christopher Wren. London, 1848-49. Atlas folio (16 by 22 inches), contemporary three-quarter brown straightgrain morocco. $4800. First edition of this long-awaited collection of Wren’s architectural work, the aim of which was “to remain standing and be regarded as beautiful in the future as well as the present,” with 60 large double-page lithographs of architectural plans, elevations and details. The 459 “father of English architectural history” (Harris, 506), Wren devoted his early years to scientific and philosophical inquiry before turning his considerable skills to architecture in 1661. “As an English architect he stands above his competitors. In some particulars, Inigo Jones may have surpassed him; but if a comprehensive view is taken, the first place must be adjudged to Wren” (DNB). “Wren adorned his country with so many of its finest buildings,” among them London’s famous St. Paul’s cathedral (John Ward). This handsome collection of 60 double-page architectural plates of Wren’s “minor” churches has long been held “an admitted desideratum in the profession.” Near fine.

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Second edition, early printing, of Tennyson’s lyrical Arthurian masterpiece, handsomely bound. Tennyson’s poetry ushered in a rebirth of interest in the tales of King Arthur and “placed the Arthurian legends on a new plateau of respect and significance for writers and artists” (Lacy, 446). In 1859 the publication of the first four of the eventual dozen Idylls “received a welcome so instantaneous as at once to restore [their] author to his lost place in the affections of many” (DNB). Fine.


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index A ACKERMANN, Rudolph 146 ADAMS, Ansel 160 ADAMS, Richard 110 ALI, Muhammad 204 AMERICAN REVOLUTION 161 ANDERSEN, Hans 26 ANDERSON, George William 137 ANGELL, Norman 181 ANNE, Queen 161 ASIMOV, Isaac 161 AUDUBON, John James 30, 61 AURELIUS, Marcus 148 AUSTEN, Jane 107, 161 AVEDON, Richard 161

B BACON, Francis 92 BALDWIN, James 161 BARBIER, George 27, 74 BARING-GOULD, Sabine 149, 151 BARRIE, J.M. 88 BARTLETT, William Henry 134 BAUM, L. Frank 166 BEARDSLEY, Aubrey 75 BECKETT, Samuel 161 BEECHEY, Frederick William 135 BEMELMANS, Ludwig 166, 167 BEN-GURION, David 162 BERNSTEIN, Carl 196 BIANCO, Margery Williams 78 BIBLES 53–56, 162 BISCHOF, Werner 163 BLAKE, William 162 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni 163 BOOKS OF COMMON PRAYER 54–55, 57–58, 163 BOSWELL, James 148, 156 BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret 163 BOUTET, Henri 164 BRANDO, Marlon 17 BRINKLEY, Capt. Frank 137 BROOKES, Richard 205 BROWNING, Robert 18 BRUCE, James 136 BRUNHOFF, Jean de 167 BUCK, Pearl S. 164 BUDGE, E. A. Wallis 162

BUEL, Clarence Clough 176 BULLIET, C.J. 75 BURKE, Edmund 62, 161 BURNS, Robert 148, 164 BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice 164 BURTON, Richard F. 93 BYRON, Lord George 46

C CALDER, Alexander 76 CALLAHAN, Harry 165 CAMDEN, William 97 CAMPAN, Jeanne Louise 149 CAPOTE, Truman 108, 165 CARLYLE, Thomas 156 CARROLL, Lewis 13, 148, 167 CARTER, Jimmy 196 CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri 76 CASSIN, John 77 CATLIN, George 165 CATTON, Bruce 178 CERVANTES 165 CHADWICK, Henry 202 CHENG, S.K. 186 CHILD, Julia 186 CHIMOT, Édouard 84, 85, 165 CHURCHILL, Winston 41, 94–96, 174–175 CICERO, Marcus 25 CIVIL WAR 176–177 CLARENDON, Earl of 91 CLARK, Samuel 183 CLINTON, Bill 196 CLINTON, Hillary Rodham 196 COCHRANE, Gordon 202 COCTEAU, Jean 77 COLNETT, James 138 COLVIN, Sidney 151 CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur 109, 157 CONRAD, Joseph 10 CONROY, Pat 179 COOK, Clarence 179 COOK, James 137, 140 COOPER, James Fenimore 22 COOPER, Michael 179 COPPOLA, Francis Ford 17 CRADDOCK, Harry 187 CRANE, Stephen 110

D DAHL, Roald 79 DALÍ, Salvador 187 DANIELL, John Jeremiah 149 DARWIN, Charles 95 DAVIS, Jefferson 176 DE BERRY, DUCHESSE 179 DE STAAL, Madame 180 DICKENS, Charles 28, 149, 154, 158 DICKINSON, Emily 180 DIMAGGIO, Joe 202 DINESEN, Isak 180 DISNEY, Walt 79 DIXON, George 139 DODD, David L. 99 DONNE, John 111 DRYSDALE, Don 203

E EARHART, Amelia 139 EASTMAN, P.D. 167 ECONOMICS & FINANCE 181–183 ECO, Umberto 180 EGGLESTON, William 180 EINSTEIN, Albert 97 EISENHOWER, Dwight D. 196 ELIZABETH I 97 ELLINGTON, Duke 184 ELWOOD, Mrs. Anne Katherine 149 EMERSON, Ralph Waldo 184

F FAIRCLOUGH, M.A. 187 FAULKNER, William 110 FISHER, M.F.K. 187 FISHER, Philip A. 181 FITZCLARENCE, George 142 FITZGERALD, F. Scott 35, 112 FLAUBERT, Gustave 116 FLEMING, Alexander 189 FLEMING, Ian 185 FLINT, W. Russell 189 FOOD & WINE 186–188 FOOTE, Shelby 176 FORD, Gerald R. 196 FRANK, Anne 98


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G GAGE, Thomas 36 GARLIN, Gustave 188 GRAHAM, Benjamin 99 GRAHAME, Kenneth 80 GRANT, Ulysses S. 197 GROLIER SOCIETY 155 GROSVENOR, Charles H. 197

H HAGGADAH 59, 189 HALBERSTAM, David 204 HALL, James 67 HAMILTON, Alexander 63 HARLOW, Louis Kinney 40 HARRIS, Joseph 181 HAY, John 159 HEBREW BIBLE 59 HECKEWELDER, John Gottlieb 190 HELLER, Joseph 16 HEMINGWAY, Ernest 34, 114–115, 190 HENRY, Marguerite 168 HERLIHY, James Leo 190 HILLARY, Edmund 184 HILLMAN, William 199 HINTON, S.E. 190 HOCKNEY, David 190 HOLINSHED, Raphael 37 HOOD, John Bell 176 HORACE 50 HUGO, Victor 189 HUNT, John 184

I ILLUMINATED LEAF 58, 191 IRELAND, William H. 157 IRIBE, Paul 77 IRVING, John 108 ISOLA, Antonia 186 IVES, Joseph 190

J JAMES, Edwin 64 JAMES, Henry 116 JEFFERSON, Thomas 64, 197 JOHNSON, Lyndon B. 197 JOHNSON, Robert Underwood 176 JOYCE, James 117–118

K KAHN, Roger 202 KALECKI, Michal 181 KEATING, William H. 65 KEATS, John 192 KENNEDY, John F. 66, 197 KESEY, Ken 129 KEYNES, John Maynard 98, 182 KING, Stephen 119, 192 KLARMAN, Seth 183

L LAMB, Charles and Mary 149, 170 LAWRENCE, D.H. 120, 192 LAWRENCE, T.E. 120 LEAF, Munro 80 LEE, Bruce 49 LEE, Harper 193 LEFÈVRE, Edwin 182 LE GALLIENNE, Richard 192 LEWIS, C.S. 81 LINCOLN, Abraham 15, 68–69, 159, 198 LIVY 100 LOCKE, John 100 LORD, Walter 193 LOUDON, Jane 11, 193 LOUIS, Joe 203

M MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo 101 MACKENZIE, Alexander 142 MACLEAN, Norman 193 MADISON, James 198 MAISON NICOLAS 188 MALORY, Thomas 75 MANN, Thomas 121 MAN RAY 192

MARCY, Randolph 193 MARSDEN, William 143 MARX, Karl 182 MATISSE, Henri 118, 194 MAUGHAM, W. Somerset 194 MAXWELL, James Clerk 102 MCCARTHY, Cormac 122 MCCLELLAN, George 176 MCKENNEY, Thomas 67 MCMURTRY, Larry 194 MELVILLE, Herman 123 MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix 194 MEYRICK, Samuel Rush 87 MICHAUX, F. Andre 86 MILLER, Francis Trevelyan 105, 177 MILLER, Henry 121 MILL, John Stuart 101 MILNE, A.A. 168 MILTON, John 149, 194 MIRÓ, Joan 86 MITCHELL, Margaret 122 MOLIERE, Jean-Baptiste 159 MONROE, Marilyn 195 MONTGOMERY, Field-Marshal 195 MOTTELAY, Paul 177 MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 195 MUNN, Glenn G. 182

N NAPOLEON 151, 195 NEWTON, Isaac 103 NICOLAY, John 159 NIXON, Richard 198 NOLHAC, Pierre de 195

O OATES, Joyce Carol 195 OBAMA, Barack 198

P PAINE, Thomas 24 PALLADIO, Andrea 33 PARK, William, Jr. 205 PARRISH, Maxfield 170 PATON, Alan 195

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210 PATTON, George S. 19, 70 PERRAULT, Charles 170 PERRY, Matthew C. 143 PHILLIPS, Richard 145 PLATO 104 POLLARD, Albert Frederick 153 POTTER, Beatrix 82, 168–170 PRÉVERT, Jacques 76 PRISSE D’AVENNES, Emile 147 PUTNAM, Pat 204 PUZO, Mario 16, 17 PYNCHON, Thomas 125 PYNE, William Henry 39

R RACINET, Auguste 89 RACKHAM, Arthur 88, 170, 204 RANDALL, Henry S. 197 RAND, Ayn 125, 205 RAPHAEL 200 REAGAN, Ronald 199 REDDING, Cyrus 186 REMINGTON, Frederic 89 RENGER-PATZSCH, Albert 200 RHEA, Robert 183 RICHARD, Jules 90 ROBERT, Nicolas 90 ROBERTS, David 144 ROBINSON, Jackie 202 ROBINSON, Mary 145 ROGERS, Samuel 149 RONIS, Willy 200 RONNE, Finn 201 ROOSEVELT, Eleanor 199 ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. 174, 199 ROOSEVELT, Theodore 145 ROSSETTI, Maria Francesca 149 ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques 200 ROWAN, Carl T. 202 ROWLING, J.K. 83, 171 ROY, Claude 206

S SALINGER, J.D. 106, 125, 206 SCHULZ, Charles 171 SCOTT, Natalie Vivian 186

SCOTT, Walter 158, 195 SEAVER, James 65 SENDAK, Maurice 171 SESAME STREET 173 SEUSS, Dr. 172 SHAARA, Michael 176 SHACKLETON, Ernest 201 SHAKESPEARE, William 88, 123, 201 SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe 48, 192 SHEPARD, Ernest 81 SHERIDAN, P.H. 177 SHERMAN, William Tecumseh 178 SINGER, Isaac Bashevis 206 SMITH, Benjamin 178 SOLLEYSEL, Jacques de 32 SPALDING, Albert 203 SPENDER, Stephen 190 SPORTS 202–205 STEINBECK, John 126, 206 STEVENSON, Robert Louis 12, 126 STRAND, Paul 206 STRUTT, Joseph 38 SUTTON, Martin A.F. 205

T TAZEWELL, Charles 173 TENNYSON, Alfred 149, 206 THACKERAY, William Makepeace 152 THOMAS A KEMPIS 149 THOMAS, Dylan 206 THOMPSON, Kay 172 THOREAU, Henry David 71 TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de 206 TOLSTOY, Leo 127 TOMES, Robert 178 TOOLE, John Kennedy 126 TOPHAM, W.F. 146 TRAVERS, P.L. 173 TRUMAN, Harry 199 TWAIN, Mark 23, 42–43, 128

U ULLMAN, James Ramsay 184 UPDIKE, John 128 U.S. CONGRESS 72 UYESHIBA, Kisshomaru 49

V VERDI, Bob 203 VIZETELLY, Henry 188

W WALTON, Izaak 204 WASHINGTON, Booker T. 72 WASHINGTON, George 73, 199 WATSON, James 103 WAUGH, Harry 188 WELLS, H.G. 129 WHARTON, Edith 129 WHITE, E.B. 29, 83 WHITMAN, Walt 47, 132 WILDE, Oscar 130–131, 207 WILLIAMS, Frank J. 183 WILLIAMS, Garth 29 WILLIAMS, H. Noel 152 WILLIAMS, Ted 203 WILLIAMS, Tennessee 132 WILSON, Alexander 44 WOLFE, Tom 207 WOODWARD, Bob 196 WOOLF, Virginia 51, 133 WORLD WAR II 73 WREN, Sir Christopher 207 WRIGHT, Orville 105


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“America’s First Great Scientific Contribution” FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America… To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. London: For David Henry; and sold by Francis Newbery, 1769. Quarto, 20th-century half brown polished calf gilt, black morocco spine label, marbled boards.  $22,000.

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First complete edition of “the most important scientific book of 18thcentury America” and “America’s first great scientific contribution” (PMM 199), with seven copper engraved plates (two folding). “Franklin’s most important scientific publication,” Experiments and Observations contains detailed accounts of the founding father’s crucial kite and key experiment, his work with Leiden jars, lightning rods and charged clouds (Norman 830). “The most dramatic result of Franklin’s researches was the proof that lightning is really an electrical phenomenon. Others had made such a suggestion before him—even Newton himself— but it was he who provided the experimental proof” (PMM). “Joseph Priestley, in his History of Electricity, characterized the experimental discovery that the lightning discharge is an electrical phenomenon as ‘the greatest, perhaps, since the time of Isaac Newton’” (DSB). This first complete edition is the fourth edition of the original work; the earlier editions appearing from 1751-54 were carelessly published with each issued in three parts as separately published pamphlets usually bound together. Franklin edited this new one-volume edition himself, significantly revising the text, adding for the first time a number of his own philosophical letters and papers, introducing footnotes, correcting errors, and adding an index (Cohen, Benjamin Franklin’s Experiments). With engraved ornamental head- and tailpieces. With errata and advertisement leaf (rarely found) bound after title page. Grolier American 10. Howes F320. Sabin 25506. See Horblit 31a. Text and plates fresh and bright, a bit of light scattered foxing, minor expert restoration to upper corner of title page. A near-fine copy of this scarce and important work, handsomely bound.

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